Tag Archives: Belgium

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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French soldier’s bedroom preserved for almost 100 years

A First World War French dragoon officer’s bedroom has been preserved for almost 100 years exactly as he left it in 1918. Second Lieutenant Hubert Rochereau lived with his parents in the village of Bélâbre in central France. When he … Continue reading

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Missing First World War soldiers to be reburied in France

Some 15 British First World War casualties are to be reburied at the Y Farm Cemetery at a ceremony in France on 22 October, 100 years after they were killed during an offensive close to the border with Belgium. The soldiers were … Continue reading

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