Category Archives: Soldiers of the Great War

England footballers join Living Memory project

Interim England football manager Gareth Southgate and three senior members of his squad – Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart and Daniel Sturridge – have visited Stapenhill Cemetery in Burton-upon-Trent in support of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Living Memory Project. … Continue reading

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Lost AA Milne WW1 poem rediscovered

A previously unknown poem by Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne has been rediscovered in archives at the Tank Museum in Dorset. This poem, which was used to raise awareness of Tank Corps soldiers who were prisoners of war, was … Continue reading

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British soldiers recovered from Somme battlefield

Two British soldiers will be reburied at 11AM on 19 October at the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in France. The pair were part of a group of eight men from the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment who were killed following the explosion … Continue reading

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Lost Cambrai tank reveals its secrets

In 20 November 1917, during the Battle of Cambrai, a British tank nicknamed ‘Deborah’ was hit by a shell from a German field gun and came to a grinding halt. Five of her crew were killed and the remainder were … Continue reading

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Historian identifies missing sailor from Battle of Jutland

Researchers have identified a missing British sailor who lost his life in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Able seaman Harry Gasson from Hastings in Sussex served as an able seaman on board HMS Castor and was one of 10 … Continue reading

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Appeal launched to find remains of VC winner of Vimy Ridge

The remains of a VC winner and those of more than 40 of his comrades may have been discovered close to the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge in France. The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in April 1917 and … 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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