Tag Archives: Centenary of the First World War

Appeal launched to find remains of VC winner of Vimy Ridge

The remains of a VC winner and those of more than 40 of his comrades may have been discovered close to the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge in France. The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in April 1917 and … Continue reading

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Lost German U-boat found in North Sea

The wreck of a World War One German U-boat has been found in the North Sea. Windfarm developers discovered the submarine lying about 55 miles east of Caister-on-Sea in Norfolk. Historians believe the wreck to be that of U-31, which … Continue reading

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UK government unveils Battle of Jutland centenary plans

Warships from Britain and Germany will lay wreaths in the North Sea to mark the commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 2016. Fought off the Danish coast, the battle was one of a relatively … Continue reading

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Princess Royal to attend Edith Cavell commemoration

A ceremony to mark the life and death of British First World War heroine Edith Cavell will take place in Belgium on 12 October. Cavell, a British nurse, was executed by the Germans for her part in arranging the escape … Continue reading

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An Army Service Corps driver and his truck, 1916

A soldier of the 34 Auxiliary Patrol Company, 960 Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps (ASC) stands by his truck in a photograph probably taken in 1916. Although it is an organisation that is often forgotten in the context of … Continue reading

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Messages to wounded WW1 Kiwi soldiers found in attic

A banner embroidered with messages from home to recovering New Zealand soldiers has been found in an attic at Walton-on-Thames. The town was the site of the Mount Felix military hospital where Kiwi soldiers recovered from wounds received at Gallipoli. Wounded at Gallipoli New … Continue reading

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South Wales Borderers head ‘up the line’, 1916

Troops of the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers wait in the rain on their way to the front-line trenches near Montauban in October 1916. It’s a picture that’s worth 1,000 words. The men are laden down with kit: greatcoats, blankets, ammunition. They lean forward to counteract … Continue reading

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