Tag Archives: Centenary of the First World War

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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English town axes idea of streets named after WW1 soldiers

An English town council has rejected a proposal to name new streets after local men who were decorated for bravery in the First World War. Milton Keynes, in Buckinghamshire, is due to expand by at least 3,000 houses over the … Continue reading

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WW1 posters on show at Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum in Belfast is currently running an exhibition focused on the posters of the First World War. Entitled Answer the Call, the exhibition covers the development of such artworks throughout the conflict. Curator of history for National Museums Northern … Continue reading

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The First Australian to fall in the First World War

The first Australian soldier to lose his life in the First World War may well have been 22-year-old Lieutenant William Malcolm Chisholm, who was killed at the Battle of Le Cateau in August 1914. Delphine Bartier, press and media manager … Continue reading

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Surviving Gallipoli ship to be restored and put on display

The last surviving ship that took part in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 is to be restored and opened to the public with the help of a £1.75m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). HMS M33 was a monitor … Continue reading

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Coldstream Guards VC winner remembered

A soldier who won the Victoria Cross (VC) in the First World War has been remembered at a special service in his native Northumberland. Guardsman Frederick William Dobson of the Coldstream Guards risked his own life in a bid to … Continue reading

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War Memorial at Lyddington, Rutland

The war memorial at the Rutland village of Lyddington includes seven names from the First World War. Among them are private Walter Hinch of 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment whose name appears on the Basra Memorial in Iraq. There are also two … Continue reading

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