Tag Archives: 1916

Epic Nevinson painting leads Sotheby’s sale

One of the greatest works produced by British war artist Christopher (CRW) Nevinson will go on sale at Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art Sale on 21 November. Entitled A Dawn, the powerful image depicts a unit of French infantry, … Continue reading

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Jutland casualty found in North Atlantic

A Danish expedition team has located the wreckage of British warship HMS Warrior, a casualty of the Battle of Jutland. The cruiser was badly damaged during the 1916 battle and 71 of its crew were killed. The remaining 743 men were transferred to HMS … Continue reading

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Missing WW1 medal found on Welsh beach

A First World War medal belonging to a soldier who lost his life in Belgium in 1916 has been recovered from the sands of a Welsh beach. Private Martin Tierney of the 2nd Battalion, the Leinster Regiment was killed in … 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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UK government unveils Battle of Jutland centenary plans

Warships from Britain and Germany will lay wreaths in the North Sea to mark the commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 2016. Fought off the Danish coast, the battle was one of a relatively … Continue reading

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Historians rediscover missing British soldier

The grave of a missing First World War soldier has been discovered by historians in the north of England. Private Edward Pratt, of the Durham Light Infantry, was a former quarryman who fought at the battles of the Somme and … Continue reading

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Thiepval Memorial to be restored

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has announced plans to restore the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, prior to the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. In particular, the CWGC will be addressing issues with water ingress … Continue reading

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