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WW1 archeology exhibition in Ypres

Ypres’ In Flanders Fields museum is focusing its attention on the subterranean relics of war this year. Entitled Traces of War, WW1 Archeology the museum’s fascinating new exhibition explores the strata of buried First World War remains that lie less … Continue reading

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Welsh memorial for 1917 VC winner

Some 100 years after he won the Victoria Cross in Belgium, a soldier from Ceredigion has been honoured with a memorial in his home county. Machine gun taken Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Pugh Evans received the award for his actions on 4 … Continue reading

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Belgian memorial for Hertfordshire Regiment

The Hertfordshire Regiment will soon gain its first memorial outside the UK. The new monument will be constructed at the site of the 1st Battalion’s attack near St Julien on 31 July 1917 – the first day of the Battle … Continue reading

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Battle of Passchendaele commemorations 2017

The UK government has revealed its plans to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele (the Third Battle of Ypres). Passchendaele is perhaps associated with the most iconic and ghastly images of the First World War, with its drifting … Continue reading

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Missing WW1 medal found on Welsh beach

A First World War medal belonging to a soldier who lost his life in Belgium in 1916 has been recovered from the sands of a Welsh beach. Private Martin Tierney of the 2nd Battalion, the Leinster Regiment was killed in … Continue reading

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Missing Irish infantryman to be buried as ‘unknown soldier’

An Irish-born infantryman, killed in 1914, will be buried as an unknown soldier, after attempts to trace his relatives failed. Researchers believe they have found the remains of private James Rowan of 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, who was originally from County … Continue reading

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Largest First World War archeological dig under way in Belgium

A project to lay a new pipeline through an area that was once part of the Western Front is yielding a large number of archeological finds. As Belgian energy company Fluxys works to put the pipeline in place, archeologists are taking … Continue reading

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