Monthly Archives: May 2013

Canadian schoolchildren research Highlander’s World War I medal

A class of Canadian children has partially solved the mystery of a long-lost World War I medal found in a box of oddments by a receptionist at their school – West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver. The service medal bears … Continue reading

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London’s Cenotaph in £60,000 restoration

The Cenotaph in London is due to undergo restoration prior to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The monument is one of hundreds being cleaned and repaired in readiness for the anniversary next year. The Daily … Continue reading

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Stolen World War I medals: County of London Yeomanry

Leicestershire newspaper The Harborough Mail today reports the theft of three World War I medals – presumably similar to the above. The medals were stolen from a canal boat in Theddingworth between 6am and 6pm on Saturday 27 April. From … Continue reading

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A commanding officer who fell while leading his men on 1 July 1916

Lieutenant colonel William Lyle was one of the most senior British officers killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme – 1 July 1916. He was commanding the 23rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (4th Tyneside Scottish) which suffered … Continue reading

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