News spread far and wide of 1st Suffolks capture of two German flags from no-mans-land opposite Kemmel in early September.
Following their capture, news of these treasured souvenirs spread far and wide.
A few days later, reporter arrived to get the story from those who were there and take a photograph of these most coveted of spoils.
Was the photograph ever published? we shall probably never know. After years of searching it has never come to light. However this photograph which has recently been sent to us, may be the one.
Originally published in the Illustrated London News in November 1915, its shows two cheery sergeants, both caked in mud, fresh from the trenches with one sporting trench waders. Could it be one of 'the' Suffolk flags?
Welcome to our online 'blog' charting the history of the many Battalions of the Suffolk Regiment and the part they played in the Great War.
Starting back in March 2014, we have recorded the events of 100 years ago on the centenary of their happening.
Keep checking back to see how the Great War is progressing for the men of the Suffolk Regiment.