Tag Archives: 1917

Heroic World War I women remembered at Etaples

The CWGC has installed new visitor information panels (VIP) at Etaples Military Cemetery in France. The smartphone technology embedded within this panel reveals the contribution made by women during World War I and features the stories of 32-year-old Nursing Sister Dorothea … Continue reading

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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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Scottish rugby players killed in World War I remembered in Edinburgh

Scottish international rugby players who were killed in World War I are to be honoured at an event in December at Edinburgh Central Library. Scotland lost 30 international rugby players (including five captains) during the war – more than any … Continue reading

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Medal of Staffordshire Regiment soldier found in Midlands garden

A British gardening enthusiast has discovered two long-lost World War I medals in his potato patch. Roger Aston, of Smethwick in the West Midlands, found one German and one British medal. The latter was awarded to 33-year-old Private Francis Hubball, … 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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Remembering a Seaforth Highlander of World War I

Corporal John MacKenzie of the Seaforth Highlanders was killed in action in Belgium on 1 August 1917. His descendants say the 20-year-old from Sutherland had been awarded the Military Medal four months earlier and have letters written by his officers … Continue reading

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Memorial Museum Passendaele 1917 announces 2014 plans

The Memorial Museum Passendaele 1917 opened in July 2013. It focuses in particular of the 1917 Battle of Passendaele and is situated in the village of Zonnebeke. On display are a wide variety of uniforms, weaponry, memorabilia, artworks and battlefield … Continue reading

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