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A British officer who served with Sikhs at Festubert in 1914

The recent furore involving actor Laurence Fox, the film 1917 and the role of Sikh soldiers during the First World War reminded me of a plaque in the Grosvenor Chapel on South Audley Street in London’s Mayfair. It is dedicated … Continue reading

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Reading footballer Joe Dickinson remembered for the Centenary of World War I

Joe Dickinson was one of 44 Reading Football Club players to serve in World War I and one of 11 who never returned home. Dickinson had been a regular army soldier prior to his stint at the club, serving with … Continue reading

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