Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lieutenant Commander Jack Bassano Hyde, Royal Navy

Engineer Lieutenant Commander Jack Bassano Hyde, of HMS Sable, died on 25 October 1918, aged 31. Jack was the son of Captain John Francis Hyde and Marianne Hyde of 131 Adelaide Rd, London. He was born at Hyde End, Berkshire, … Continue reading

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Mansfield appeal for Trent to Trenches exhibition

People in Nottinghamshire are being asked to bring objects and heirlooms related to World War I to Mansfield Library on Sunday 19th May from 11am – 3pm. The Mansfield Chad reports that Nottinghamshire Council is looking to collect items such as … Continue reading

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Second lieutenant Robert Butler Nivison, 21st KRRC

Walking through Hampstead Cemetery in London this week I saw a memorial to Sir Robert Nivison, 1st Baron Glendyne of Sanduhan, his wife Jane and their son, Robert Butler. Sir Robert Nivison was a well-known banker and stockbroker, whose company, … Continue reading

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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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