Monthly Archives: February 2013

Captain Charles La Coste MC

Captain Charles La Coste MC General List att. 1/8th West Yorkshire Regiment Killed in action at Poelcappelle, 9 October 1917 Captain La Coste is commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial. There is also a La Coste listed on the Great … Continue reading

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Adrian Van Klaveren to lead BBC coverage of WW1 Centenary

Adrian Van Klaveren, the former Radio 5 Live controller who lost his job following Jimmy Savile scandal, will head up the BBC’s World War I Centenary coverage next year. Van Klaveren will oversee all of the corporation’s related programming across … Continue reading

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Leeds City Council makes bid to trace World War I soldier

Leeds City Council is attempting to trace relatives of a World War I soldier, whose name was found in a 100-year-old national roll book. A report in the Morley Observer states the book, one of just 14 published, was discovered … Continue reading

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Plans for football games to mark Centenary of World War I

The UK press is today reporting plans for football matches to be played as part of the commemoration of the Centenary of World War I. Andrew Murrison, minister in charge of overseeing the commemorations, told the Guardian: ‘I think football has … Continue reading

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Sergeant major Fred Hall VC, Winnipeg Rifles

Sergeant major Fred Hall won the Victoria Cross during the Second battle of Ypres in Belgium. Sergeant major Hall was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, on 21 February 1885. He is believed to have emigrated to Canada around 1910. On 23 … Continue reading

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RAF Museum secures lottery funding for World War I showcase

London’s Royal Air Force Museum’s plans to develop its Grahame-White Factory building into a showcase for its World War I collections have received initial support of £74,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The new exhibition, entitled the First Air War, … Continue reading

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Dame Judi Dench supports campaign to remember VC winner

Dame Judi Dench is supporting a plan to erect a statue in memory of a World War I Victoria Cross recipient. Private Herbert Columbine, 24, was a private in the Machine Gun Corps and was awarded the decoration posthumously for … Continue reading

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