Tag Archives: 1916

Welsh Memorial Flanders seeks completion funds

The campaign to create a memorial to the Welsh soldiers who lost their lives in Flanders during World War I has raised more than £30,000, but requires a further £60,000 to complete its plans. The monument will comprise a cromlech, … Continue reading

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Remains of missing World War I soldier found on Somme battlefield

Remains of a missing World War I soldier were discovered last week near the Ulster Tower memorial on the Somme battlefield. They were found as a mechanical digger was operating as part of plans to improve the parking area and … Continue reading

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New Zealand WW1 commemoration plaque found in rubbish

Waste disposal contractors in New Zealand have recovered a World War I memorial plaque amid a pile of rubbish. The plaque commemorates private Ernest Wright, of 3rd Battalion, the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who was killed in France on 23 … Continue reading

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Northampton soldiers honoured by local newspaper

The Northampton Herald and Post has published a list of five famous World War I soldiers from the town. Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black officer in the British Army. From 1911-1914 he played 111 matches for Northampton Town … Continue reading

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The murder of prisoners of war in World War I

The recent conviction of a Royal Marine for the murder of a wounded Taliban fighter has brought to the fore the question of when a combatant should be treated as a prisoner of war and viewed with mercy. During World … Continue reading

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World War I trenches may be restored near Sheffield

Remains of World War I training trenches could be restored as part of the Yorkshire city of Sheffield’s commemorations of the Centenary of World War I. The Sheffield Telegraph reports that the trenches were dug at Redmires, to the west … Continue reading

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Women’s drinking caused outcry during World War I

While the men of Britain were marching off to the front line and an uncertain future, some of the country’s women were hitting the bottle. The Daily Mirror reports that women’s drinking was deemed to be shocking that the very … Continue reading

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Lincolnshire couple unearth World War I medal in garden

A couple who discovered a World War I medal in their garden are hoping to trace the descendants of Royal Navy sailor to whom it belonged, reports the BBC. Katie and Paul Roberts from Saxilby in Lincolnshire, found the 1914-15 … Continue reading

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Butte de Warlencourt Centenary restoration plans

The Butte de Warlencourt, once a strongpoint in the German army’s defences on the Somme front, is set to be restored as a visitor attraction for the Centenary of World War I, reports the Daily Mail. The Western Front Association … Continue reading

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Missing Australian soldiers identified at Fromelles

The CWGC has erected headstones to mark the graves of five newly identified Australian soldiers of World War I. Private William Barber, Private Thomas William Francis, Private William O’Donnell, Private Thomas Henry Bills and Private John Gordon McKenzie, were among … Continue reading

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