Tag Archives: 1918

Medal lost for 40 years appears on auction site

A man has discovered a missing World War I Victory medal on auction site Ebay 40 years after it disappeared. Terry Snow, from Devon, accidentally lost track of the medal during a house move and has since searched for it … Continue reading

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Remembering Charles Chilton: writer of Oh What a Lovely War!

Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January at the age of 95, was a writer and producer who was responsible for several well-known classic BBC series such as Lost in Space and Riders of the Range. He also wrote the … Continue reading

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Canadian War Museum secures VC medal of sergeant Herman Good

The Canadian War Museum has acquired a Victoria Cross awarded to sergeant Herman James Good on 8 August 1918. He was one of four Canadian soldiers to be awarded the VC on the first day of the Amiens Offensive, a … Continue reading

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World War I German U Boat visible in Kent

The remains of a German World War I U boat are visible on a mudflat next to the River Medway in Kent. The BBC reports that experts believe it is UB122, which was one of more that 100 U boats … Continue reading

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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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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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Stow Maries airfield to be restored for Centenary

Stow Maries airfield, one of the most complete World War I aerodromes in the UK, is set to be completely restored, following a campaign by a group of volunteers. In World War I pilots flew from the Essex base on … Continue reading

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World War I baby boomers trigger UK over-90s rise

World War continues to have an impact on the British population, almost 100 years after it ended. Over the past two years official population figures have shown a rise in the number of people over the age of 90. This … Continue reading

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Private Felix Henry Knell, Royal Fusiliers

Private Felix Henry Knell, of 53rd (Young Soldiers) Battalion Royal Fusiliers is buried in the churchyard at Leeds, near Maidstone, Kent. He was the son of William Knell, a labourer from the village, and is buried next to his younger … Continue reading

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