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138th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery


Bully-les-Mines. Introduction

Bully-les-Mines. Commemoration Ceremony

Burgh House, Hampstead

Homage to
Major Paris,

Homage to
Major Paris,
Canterbury Cathedral


Commemoration Exhibition at Bully-les-Mines, France, April 2016

The exhibition honouring the British army in Bully was formally opened on 22 April 2016 in the presence of the Mayor of Bully. Brian Bristow, grandson of Major Paris, thanked everyone who had contributed to such a magnificent exhibition and the people of Bully who had welcomed the British soldiers a century ago


The exhibition contained displays giving information on men from different units who had served at Bully, some of whom were buried in the town's cemetery. It also included photographs of wartime scenes and many objects from the battlefields and contemporary life.

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Battlefield Objects

H G Paris

The display devoted to Major H G Paris, Commanding Officer of the Hampstead Heavies

The exhibition also contained a three-dimensional model, 5.5m x 3.6m, of the combat zone around Bully, shown below with Alain Chaupin (one of those responsible for its construction), Brian Bristow and a wall-sized photograph of the Officers and NCOs of the Hampstead Heavies.

Battlefield Model

More images from the exhibition.

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HH Group   Visiters Book

Display   Aircraft

Model Description   Model Constructers

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