Tag Archives: 1914

Ceramic poppies to fill Tower of London’s moat

The Tower of London moat is due to planted with 888,246 ceramic poppies as part of Britain’s First World War Centenary commemorations. The poppies are being created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, who says he was inspired by the writings … Continue reading

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First WW1 British casualty may have been victim of friendly fire

Private John Parr of the Middlesex Regiment, the first British soldier to be killed in the First World War, may have been a victim of ‘friendly fire’. Speaking to The Sunday Times historian Jon Cooksey said: ‘There was no German … Continue reading

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Research tells tale of First World War Leicestershire soldiers

The stories of fifteen Leicestershire soldiers have been unveiled on the website of the church where they once worshipped. Historical researcher Nigel Atter spent many hours finding out about the experience and fate of the men whose names appear on … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Blair Castle stages First World War Centenary exhibition

Blair castle, ancestral home of Scottish aristocrats the Dukes of Atholl, is staging an exhibition about the property’s role in the First World War. John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Atholl and laird at the time of the outbreak of war in … Continue reading

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Appeal for Lost Gardens of Heligan Centenary performance

Cornwall’s Lost Gardens of Heligan and Wildworks Theatre Company have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to sow a living stage made of poppies to mark the Centenary of the First World War. Heligan’s West Lawn has been ploughed … Continue reading

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War artist CRW Nevinson tops bill at London print sale

Black and white First World War studies by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (British, 1889-1946) will be on sale at the Grosvenor School & Avant-Garde British Printmaking auction at Bonhams, New Bond Street on 15 April 2014. The top lot in … Continue reading

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Ten missing First World War British soldiers identified

Ten missing British soldiers who were killed in the early months of the First World War have been positively identified after almost 100 years. The men were members of 2nd Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment and were killed on … Continue reading

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