Monthly Archives: April 2014

Old soldiers of St Pancras cemetery, London

The CWGC section of the St Pancras cemetery in north London includes the headstones of a number of soldiers who were well into their forties and fifties when they died either in the final months of the First World War … Continue reading

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Private Percy Hamlen of the Artists’ Rifles

Hidden away in a partially overgrown area of St Pancras Cemetery, North London, is the grave of Private Percy Hamlen of the Artists’ Rifles, who died in March 1915.  

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Paddington War Memorial, London

The First World War memorial in Paddington Old Cemetery, Kilburn, London. Rather unusual in that it’s not the conventional Cross of Sacrifice that one tends to see in most city cemeteries where there is a CWGC section.

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Scotland’s National War Museum launches Centenary exhibition

Scotland’s National War Museum is marking the Centenary of the First World War with an exhibition entitled Next of Kin. The show will run at the National War Museum, Edinburgh, until March 2015, before going on tour to eight venues … Continue reading

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Highgate Camp First World War memorial in London

Hidden away in a gateway in London’s Highgate Village are two restored First World War memorials. One carries the headline: ‘In proud memory of members of Highgate Camp who gave their lives in the Great War.’ Included on the list … Continue reading

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British war graves to be restored in northern Poland

The graves of 39 First World War British soldiers who died at the German army’s Heilsberg prisoner of war camp are to be restored. The graves, at Lidzbark Warminski in northern Poland, were marked with a Cross of Sacrifice and … Continue reading

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