Tag Archives: 1915

Lost VC goes on show in Brighton

A ‘mislaid’ Victoria Cross has gone on show at the Brighton Museum in Sussex. The medal was awarded posthumously to 42-year-old Major George Godfrey Massy Wheeler of the 7th (Hariana ) Lancers. It was found by museum staff who were searching … Continue reading

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The Lincolnshire regiment at Leighton Buzzard

Major John Storer (on horseback) observes the 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, marching through Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Formed in September 1914, the battalion trained in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in the winter of 1914-1915, when this photograph was taken. The Battalion landed … Continue reading

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La Grand Guerre at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge is marking the Centenary of the First World War with an exhibition entitled: La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War. The display comprises 36 colour lithographs and woodcuts from the print series La … Continue reading

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Berkshire VC winner to have Reading statue

A statue to commemorate a VC winning British cavalryman is to be erected in the centre of Reading, Berkshire. It will depict trooper Fred Potts of the Berkshire Yeomanry dragging a wounded comrade, trooper Arthur Andrews, to safety on a … Continue reading

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WW1 firing range discovered in Wales

A First World War rifle range has been discovered by a recently formed Welsh history society. Ian Fewing, secretary of the Aberystruth Archaeology and History Society was out walking in Cwmcelyn, Blaenau Gwent, Wales when he came across a collapsed … Continue reading

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Australian PM highlights importance of WW1 in shaping nation

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has said Gallipoli was one of a ‘tide of events’ that shaped the Australian nation. In his Anzac Day address at the Australian War Memorial, Abbott also called for Australians to remember the Western Front … Continue reading

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Wildlife at Gallipoli, December 1915

‘Bird and insect life is most interesting here… Larks can always be seen, and their presence seems to lessen in some degree the sordidness of war. One feels thankful that, no matter how many guns may be thundering, the noise … Continue reading

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