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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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World War I medal found in Isle of Man field

A metal detectorist is hoping to trace the relatives of a World War 1 soldier after discovering his Victory Medal in an Isle of Man field. The BBC reports that the medal is embossed with the name WH Gelling and … Continue reading

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Second lieutenant Robert Butler Nivison, 21st KRRC

Walking through Hampstead Cemetery in London this week I saw a memorial to Sir Robert Nivison, 1st Baron Glendyne of Sanduhan, his wife Jane and their son, Robert Butler. Sir Robert Nivison was a well-known banker and stockbroker, whose company, … Continue reading

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