Take a look at that Gunner you're working with in the detachment the next time you're on an exercise or go back in your memory and think about some of the other members of your detachment from days long ago. Did you ever wonder what path they're on in the future? What kind of people are Gunners?
I'm fascinated by some of the stories that I find researching past members of the Regiment. The latest is Gunner William Newton. He was a Gunner with the 5th and volunteered to serve in World War 1 with the 15th Brigade. He was a Bombardier but 2 months before shipping to France, he requested to revert to the rank of Gunner. On 17 February 1919, he is awarded 14 days Field Punishment for overstaying his pass. That's 3 months after the war ended! A month later, they're in the midst of posting him to Cambridge University. There's an untold story here.
Check out his bio here and see if you can figure out why he was AWOL.
Check out his obituary here. Are any of your fellow Gunners on a similar path?
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