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Wreck of First World War German cruiser found near Falkland Islands

Divers have discovered the wreck of a First World War German cruiser close to the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. SMS Scharnhorst was sunk by the Royal Navy on 9 December 1914 with the loss of more than 800 … Continue reading

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Welsh school seeks WW1 relatives

A Welsh school is looking for relatives of 76 pupils who lost their lives during the First World War. Monmouth School for Boys plans to re-dedicate its war memorial on Armistice Day, Monday, November 11. It hopes to trace as … Continue reading

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Two unknown Royal Fusiliers to be buried near Ypres

Two unknown soldiers from the¬†Royal Fusiliers will be buried at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s New Irish Farm Cemetery on 9 October. Remains of the two men were discovered in 2014¬†during building work near Ypres. Researchers think they have narrowed … Continue reading

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New WWI memorial for London suburb

A memorial commemorating local people who lost their lives in the First World War is to be unveiled at Herne Hill station in south London. Funded by Southeastern railway, the monument is due to be on show before Remembrance Day … Continue reading

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Welsh church seeks families of local WWI soldiers

Members of the congregation of a Welsh church are looking for relatives of two former parishioners who served in the First World War. Llanmerewig Church in Powys is hoping to trace family members to attend a service to unveil a … Continue reading

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Missing British soldier reburied in Belgium

The body of a British infantry officer, missing for more than 100 years, has been reburied in Belgium. Second lieutenant Eric Henderson was serving with the 8th Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) on 7 June 1917, when his unit … Continue reading

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War Horse to return to London stage

War Horse, the widely acclaimed stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s First World War novel, is scheduled to return to the National Theatre later this year. Productions are due to coincide with the centenary of Armistice Day (in November) and are … Continue reading

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