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Private Percy Hamlen of the Artists’ Rifles

Hidden away in a partially overgrown area of St Pancras Cemetery, North London, is the grave of Private Percy Hamlen of the Artists’ Rifles, who died in March 1915.  

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Artists’ Rifles HQ in Euston, London

The former HQ of the Artists’ Rifles still stands at 17 Duke’s Road in London, close to Euston station. It is easy to walk past it without noticing that, above the doorway, is a rendition of the regimental badge and … Continue reading

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The effect of a shellburst as seen by a First World War soldier

A First World War soldier reflects on his first experience of shellfire. ‘And was I panic stricken? No. Not in the least. It would be hard to analyse my feelings as I gazed at the ugly brown hole in the … Continue reading

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