Monthly Archives: February 2014

First World War seminar at National Army Museum

On 15 March the National Army Museum will be running a whole-day seminar entitled The Armies in 1914. The event runs from 9.30am until 5.30pm and is free to enter. On the agenda are a series of talks from a … Continue reading

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German War Graves Commission launches WW1 website

The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (VDK) – the German War Graves Commission – has launched a Centenary website. It features information and projects relating to the Centenary of the First World War. The site also enables visitors to search for the … Continue reading

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Album of flowers collected on Western Front to be auctioned

A soldier’s album, filled with pressed flowers collected by during his time at the Front during the First World War, is to be auctioned in Dorchester, Dorset. The unique record was almost lost forever when it was thrown into a … Continue reading

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Dorchester War Memorial, Dorset

This is the war memorial at Dorchester, in Dorset, UK. In was unveiled by Lord Ellenborough on 24 May 1921 and commemorates almost 300 men who lost their lives in the First World War. Many served with the Dorsetshire Regiment, … Continue reading

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Family recovers medals of Australian Aboriginal soldier

The family of an Australian Aboriginal soldier who was killed during the First World War have been reunited with his war medals. Private Arthur Walker’s great-grandson, John Lochowiak, was given the medals by a relative after she saw him at … Continue reading

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Missing British soldiers to be reburied at Loos

On 14 March 2014, private William McAleer of the Royal Scots Fusiliers and 19 unknown British soldiers of the First World War will be reburied at the Loos British Cemetery in France. Private McAleer was killed in action on 26 … Continue reading

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Exhibition focuses on Gordon Highlanders in the First World War

An exhibition focusing on the Gordon Highlanders and their experience during the first months of the First World War has opened at the regiment’s museum in Aberdeen. Shattered Hopes: The Gordon Highlanders in 1914 follows the unit throughout the battles … Continue reading

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