Tag Archives: 1918

Huge scrap-metal soldier statue on show in Dorset

A huge statue of a First World War soldier has been created from scrap metal to commemorate the men who lost their lives in the conflict. The Daily Mail reports that the figure, known as The Haunting, stands more than six … 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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Restored First World War ship on show at Portsmouth Dockyard

The First World War monitor HMS M33 is the latest addition to the collection of warships on display at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Restored at a cost of £2.5m, largely paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the vessel saw service … Continue reading

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Memorial garden for VC-winning Guards officer

A memorial garden has opened in Maidenhead, Berkshire, to commemorate a First World War Victoria Cross winner. Captain Thomas Tannatt Pryce (32) of the Grenadier Guards, was reported missing on 13 April 1918 after a fierce, close-quarter battle with German … Continue reading

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A Royal Artillery gun on a French road

An 18-pounder gun team of the Royal Field Artillery turns back onto a road to avoid enemy fire, somewhere near Faverolles, 29 May 1918. It was clearly a hot, dusty day and the gunners were keen to make a retreat.

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Highgate Camp First World War memorial in London

Hidden away in a gateway in London’s Highgate Village are two restored First World War memorials. One carries the headline: ‘In proud memory of members of Highgate Camp who gave their lives in the Great War.’ Included on the list … 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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