Monthly Archives: October 2014

The First Australian to fall in the First World War

The first Australian soldier to lose his life in the First World War may well have been 22-year-old Lieutenant William Malcolm Chisholm, who was killed at the Battle of Le Cateau in August 1914. Delphine Bartier, press and media manager … Continue reading

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Surviving Gallipoli ship to be restored and put on display

The last surviving ship that took part in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 is to be restored and opened to the public with the help of a £1.75m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). HMS M33 was a monitor … Continue reading

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WW1 vintage champagne sells for £5,600

A bottle of Pol Roger 1914 – Winston Churchill’s favourite vintage of his favourite wine – which has lain undisturbed in the cellars of the champagne house for 100 years, was sold at auction house Bonhams’ Fine Wine Sale in London on … Continue reading

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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit WW1 artwork at Tower

HM The Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh have visited an art installation that marks the Centenary of the First World War. The Royal pair toured the exhibit, featuring thousands of ceramic poppies, at the Tower of London. A … Continue reading

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French soldier’s bedroom preserved for almost 100 years

A First World War French dragoon officer’s bedroom has been preserved for almost 100 years exactly as he left it in 1918. Second Lieutenant Hubert Rochereau lived with his parents in the village of Bélâbre in central France. When he … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia map for sale at Sotheby’s

A map drawn by First World War desert commander TE Lawrence will go on sale at Sotheby’s in London on 4 November 2014. The hand-drawn map shows an area of Saudi Arabia that Lawrence and his men crossed in May … Continue reading

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Coldstream Guards VC winner remembered

A soldier who won the Victoria Cross (VC) in the First World War has been remembered at a special service in his native Northumberland. Guardsman Frederick William Dobson of the Coldstream Guards risked his own life in a bid to … Continue reading

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