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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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Hobbit author JRR Tolkien’s WW1 revolver on show

A revolver owned by scholar and writer JRR Tolkien during his World War I service has gone on show at Imperial War Museum North, in Manchester, as part of the preliminaries of its commemoration of the Centenary. Tolkien served as … Continue reading

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