Monthly Archives: December 2012

World War I New Zealand soldiers shown of Flickr

Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) is using photsite Flickr in a bid to find out more about the country’s World War I soldiers. The museum has added a large number of photographs that were taken in … Continue reading

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Choosing your religion

‘Every soldier was supplied with an identity disk to be worn around his neck, on which was embossed his name, number, regiment and religion. A member of my company, one Eastwood, when asked for his religion replied: “What are you … Continue reading

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Remembrance garden planned for Guards Museum

A £600,000 fundraising appeal is aiming to create a ‘haven of remembrance’ at the Guards Museum – within the Wellington Barracks site near Buckingham Palace in London. Soil taken from battlefields in France and Belgium will be used in the … Continue reading

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Private Alfred Ell, 1st Middlesex

19838 Private Alfred Ell 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment Killed in Action 24 October 1918 Age 33 Buried at Romeries, France. Son of George Ell, of London; husband of Lilian Daisy Ell, of 151, Offord Rd, Barnsbury, London N1. Private Ell … Continue reading

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House of poet Hedd Wyn to become a museum

Yr Ysgrwn, the Grade II listed farmhouse that was the home of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn, is to become a museum. The house, near Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd, will be transformed following the grant of £150,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. … Continue reading

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