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Oct 17, 2018

War messages intercepted at Pandy

Today is the 100th anniversary of the death of Edward Russell-Clarke, whose wireless wizardy enabled Britain to intercept low-frequency German messages throughout most of the First World War. His rural home in Pandy, Monmouthshire, was the unlikely ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

location for some of his interceptions. His contribution to the war effort was recognised with the MBE, followed by the CBE. However, he drove himself so hard from September 1914 onwards that his death - just before the end of the war - was attributed to exhaustion. For more about his story, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes for Llanfihangel Crucorney war memorial (the codes are on the sign outside St Michael's Church). Or click here for our page in his memory