Monthly Archives: January 2013

Training with the 2/19th London Regiment

‘The first attempts at route marching were round the outer circle in Regent’s Park and even this proved too much for some. Colonel Christie had always been a great believer in the efficacy of singing on the march, so much … Continue reading

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Bid to solve mystery of Scottish soldier

A Scottish researcher is attempting to track down the identity of a oldier featured in a photograph that was given to a girl in Edinburgh during World War I. Elizabeth Edgar, who kept the photo in her scrapbook, helped her … Continue reading

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Thessaloniki hospital exhibition tells tale of Balkan front

An exhibition entitled Army of the Orient in the Balkans: Archaeological Testimonials of a Hospital in Thermi/Sedes, has opened at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, Greece. Many of the items on show were recovered from the site of … Continue reading

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Joining ‘The Mutton Lancers’ in 1914

‘I see from my discharge papers that I enlisted on 27 August 1914. As I was born on 26 January 1898, it follows that I was sixteen years and seven months old. ‘The Battle of Mons had just been fought, … Continue reading

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HMS Caroline to become floating museum

HMS Caroline, the last surviving British warship of World War I, is to be preserved thanks to and award of £1m from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). This money has been awarded to the National Museum of the Royal … Continue reading

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Lieutenant Herman Sim

Lieutenant Herman Alexander Coysgarne Sim Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Killed in action, 9 May 1915 Age 27. Buried at Rye-Petillon Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France Herman Sim was born in Middlesex in 1888. According to the 1911 census he … Continue reading

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Major MBH Morgan

Major MBH Morgan South Lancashire Regiment Died on 22 November 1917 Major Morgan is buried in the cemetery of Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff next to his father, Sir Morgan Morgan, who was mayor of Cardiff in 1886.

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