Monthly Archives: March 2013

Islington memorial to Finsbury Rifles – 11th London Regiment

Just south of Angel Underground station in Islington is the Finsbury war memorial. Depicting a winged victory, who looks somehow 1920s in dress and shape, holding a laurel wreath, it has four panels at its base. One of these depicts … Continue reading

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Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades’ memorial project

The Machine Gun Corps (MGC) Old Comrades’ Association is attempting to photograph all MGC graves and names on memorials. It is hoping to commemorate every MGC soldier who lost their life during World War I. The MGC Old Comrades’ Association … Continue reading

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Leicestershire Regiment photos at WW1tigers.com

Website ww1tigers.com brings together a fascinating collection of images of soldiers from the Leicestershire Regiment. The site states that it is dedicated to the memory of the 7,028 soldiers of the regiment who died in World War I. Its aim … Continue reading

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Turkish plan to find missing soldiers of Gallipoli

The geophysical engineering department at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University’s (COMU) faculty of engineering, the Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs and the Gallipoli Historical National Park Directorate are attempting to find the last resting places of soldiers killed at … Continue reading

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World War I soldier’s letters uncovered in Toronto house

A collection of letters, photos and postcards dating back to the First World War has been discovered in a house in Toronto, Canada, reports Canadian broadcaster CBC. The letters were sent to a woman named Hilda MacLeod apparently by a … Continue reading

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Controversy over Battle of Loos wind farm plans

The remains of British soldiers could be disturbed if a plan to build a wind farm on the site of the Loos battlefield goes ahead. The Daily Mirror reports that Energy firm InnoVent wants to build 10 turbines on the … Continue reading

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Eyam Museum, Derbyshire, to stage World War I exhibition

Eyam Museum in Derbyshire intends to put on a World War I exhibition thanks to a £21,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. News website ThisisDerbyshire.co.uk reports the exhibition will open in March 2014. As well as the centenary of … Continue reading

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