Events for Wednesday 8th September 2021
On This Day in History
WWI: First British soldier executed for desertion8th September 1914
Private Thomas Highgate became the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war on 8th September 1914.
Further ReadingShot at Dawn
(Hardback - 304 pages)
by Julian Putkowski
Based on years of painstaking research, Shot at Dawn, here fully revised and updated, was the first book to give complete details of all these executions, including names of victims; their 'crimes'; the circumstances, dates and places of executions, and of burial (where known); names of regiments and other units;… Read more...Only £25.00 at Pen & Sword Books.