The Old Contemptibles in Edmund Street Birmingham within a short stroll of Corporation Street, Colemore Row and New Street.
Their name honors the First World War heroes, the British Expeditionary Force led by General Sir John French, who suffered heavy casualties in holding up the German advance at Mons.
The British Expeditionary Force is often referred only to the forces present in France prior to the end of the First Battle of Ypres on 22 November 1914. By the end of 1914—after the battles of Mons, Le Cateau, the Aisne and Ypres—the old Regular Army had been wiped out, although it managed to help stop the German advance
Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered his men to exterminate French's 'contemptible little army', leading to the nickname that we now proudly remember and which also stuck to the 1914 Star medal ? The Old Contemptibles' medal.
The sweethearts have just finished their glasses as they are leaving the clouds break and winds takes hold of her dress, he holds her tight. Just to show he cares he takes her
Our Lady away from the busy streets of the city to home ward bound. She knows by his tender touch that he loves her. The loving couple are off to meet their train home.