Category Archives: Soldiers of the Great War

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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WW1 archeology exhibition in Ypres

Ypres’ In Flanders Fields museum is focusing its attention on the subterranean relics of war this year. Entitled Traces of War, WW1 Archeology the museum’s fascinating new exhibition explores the strata of buried First World War remains that lie less … Continue reading

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MoD searches for relatives of missing Bedfordshire soldier

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is trying to trace relatives of a World War One soldier who died in France in 1918. Sergeant Edward Norton was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, in 1881 and lived in Luton. He enlisted in the … Continue reading

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Welsh memorial for 1917 VC winner

Some 100 years after he won the Victoria Cross in Belgium, a soldier from Ceredigion has been honoured with a memorial in his home county. Machine gun taken Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Pugh Evans received the award for his actions on 4 … Continue reading

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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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