Hesketh Prichard, Writer: Don Q Son of Zorro. Other Works: Novel (as Vernon Hesketh Prichard): “November Joe, Detective of the Woods”. See more». Edit. Hesketh Vernon Hesketh Prichard was a contemporary of the Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (assistant zoologist, British Antarctic Expedition. Hesketh-Prichard was a hunter, explorer, cricketer, author and soldier. As a club land author he found fame as a fiction writer: his most famous.
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A single hit on the casing of the breech-block, and the machine-gun was rendered useless. At a later date we found a means by which we were able at once heesketh find the position of any German sniper.
A tall man, he was able to use his height and reach to his advantage when bowling. The men using them had in most cases hardly any knowledge of prichatd their sights were aligned. With the outbreak of war in Prichard became the army’s sniping expert. This continual hseketh of rifles kept Armourer Staff-Sergeant Carr busy both on the range and in his armourer’s shop. He had another shot, and again struck well to the left.
First-rate men under a moderate officer were thrown away, heaketh, worse than all, a good section under a good officer, who were relieved by the slack and poor section of another battalion, often suffered heavy casualties through no fault of their own. The result was exceedingly typical. If it is possible I should like to be appointed as sniping expert to some unit.
He is one of those hesketb whom Providence has favoured with a happy-go-lucky disposition—whose every enterprise goes merrily. It was in this Division that the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders had just played a delightful trick on the enemy.
Major Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard DSO MC
But the Loamshire sniping section is a pitiable affair. Allenby, had applied for my services for the Third Army, and had received the reply that these could be granted provided I relinquished the staff pay I was receiving and was willing to accept instead the lower rate of an Infantry Captain.
By looking through the rear hole in the head, through the front hole and up through the periscope, the soldier would be looking exactly along the line the bullet had taken, and so would be looking directly at the sniper, revealing his position.
In the Army there has always been in certain quarters a prejudice against very accurate shooting, a prejudice which is quite understandable when one considers the aims and ends of musketry.
He finally proceeded to the U. I will conclude this chapter with a letter that I wrote in November, Gathorne-Hardy, 9th Scottish Rifles, since killed at Loos leading his men and within ten yards of the German wire, was in the line.
It is no use wearing a Tommy’s tunic and a webbing belt, if the tell-tale riding trousers are not replaced by more commonplace garments. Heron”, and saw publication in several journals, including Cornhill Magazine. The curtains that kept the loopholes dark had been turned back. Written permission to publish material subject heskety the Institute’s copyright must be obtained from the Director.
With my glass I could see prichars periscope about three feet above the ground in the bush, which was very thick. Another officer who was temporarily attached heskethh the staff was Capt. Now, as a matter of fact, the moment the Royal Blankshires were out of the trenches the Loamshire snipers, who knew no better, had used the O. He listened with great interest to the various ruses, of which there was now quite a long list, that we had employed in the trenches.
I hsketh one General saying to me upon this question, not without a smile, ” You are not here officially, you know, and any Germans you may have killed, or caused to be killed, are, of course, only unofficially dead.
Also I have been having Officers through a regular course.
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Besides, as Heketh have pointed out, in these early days of trench warfare the continual attrition caused by German snipers was very bad for moral. It would obviously never do to diminish the depth of your beaten zone by excess of accuracy.
We were rather amused to see that the men of this working party, who had been well behind the line for at least a year previously, thought it quite an adventure to come up to the school. Inon the hundredth anniversary of both Hesketh-Prichard’s trip and the newspaper’s founding, the Daily Express despatched his great-grandson Charlie Jacoby to retrace his footsteps.
His hunting books also established him as one of the best sporting authors of the Edwardian gesketh. Despite his reputation as a hunter, he campaigned to end the clubbing of grey seals around the coast.