Private James Brown of the
1st North Staffordshire Regiment, was fighting in the Great War in France
in August 1914. On 27 November Brown received a letter from his wife in London telling him the
bad news that Prince, his Irish terrier, had gone missing. Brown, however, was
not worried, the dog was with him in the trenches. According to the story, the
dog had somehow made his way through the South of England, crossed the English
Channel and then walked another 60 miles through war-torn France to his
master’s front line position in the trenches at Armentieres. After this
incredible feat, Prince was adopted by the regiment and spent the rest of the
war with them.
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