Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Zealand WW1 commemoration plaque found in rubbish

Waste disposal contractors in New Zealand have recovered a World War I memorial plaque amid a pile of rubbish. The plaque commemorates private Ernest Wright, of 3rd Battalion, the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who was killed in France on 23 … Continue reading

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Lieutenant Gerald David Lomax, Welch Regiment

Second Lieutenant David Lomax is commemorated on a brass plaque at St Marylebone Church, London NW1. It mentions that he was attached to the 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, when he was mortally wounded at Fromelles in May 1915. It also … Continue reading

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World War I medal found in Isle of Man field

A metal detectorist is hoping to trace the relatives of a World War 1 soldier after discovering his Victory Medal in an Isle of Man field. The BBC reports that the medal is embossed with the name WH Gelling and … Continue reading

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Northampton soldiers honoured by local newspaper

The Northampton Herald and Post has published a list of five famous World War I soldiers from the town. Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black officer in the British Army. From 1911-1914 he played 111 matches for Northampton Town … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s Rifles HQ, 56 Davies Street, London

The badge of the Queen Victoria’s Rifles provides a reminder of World War I in one of London’s most well-heeled districts. It adorns the wall of 56 Davies Street, where the unit (officially the 9th County of London Battalion) was … Continue reading

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Cruise ship prepares for April 2015 Gallipoli visit

On 25 April 2015, cruise ship Saga Sapphire will be anchored off Anzac Cove – 100 years to the day that the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps went ashore there. Passengers will be able to take part in trips … Continue reading

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Former Australian PM says World War I ‘devoid of virtue’

Former Australian prime minister Paul Keating has described World War I as a war devoid of virtue that arose from the quagmire of European tribalism. The Australian newspaper reports that Keating was forthright as he delivered the Remembrance Day commemorative … Continue reading

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