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Paddington War Memorial, London

The First World War memorial in Paddington Old Cemetery, Kilburn, London. Rather unusual in that it’s not the conventional Cross of Sacrifice that one tends to see in most city cemeteries where there is a CWGC section.

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Highgate Camp First World War memorial in London

Hidden away in a gateway in London’s Highgate Village are two restored First World War memorials. One carries the headline: ‘In proud memory of members of Highgate Camp who gave their lives in the Great War.’ Included on the list … Continue reading

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West London call for World War I memorabilia

Officials at the London Borough of Hillingdon are asking local residents to share their World War I memorabilia. The west London council is planning its commemoration of the Centenary and local historians are looking for anyone with letters, photographs, diaries, … Continue reading

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Lieutenant Gerald David Lomax, Welch Regiment

Second Lieutenant David Lomax is commemorated on a brass plaque at St Marylebone Church, London NW1. It mentions that he was attached to the 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, when he was mortally wounded at Fromelles in May 1915. It also … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s Rifles HQ, 56 Davies Street, London

The badge of the Queen Victoria’s Rifles provides a reminder of World War I in one of London’s most well-heeled districts. It adorns the wall of 56 Davies Street, where the unit (officially the 9th County of London Battalion) was … Continue reading

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Major dates announced for UK commemoration of World War I

The UK’s First World War Centenary Partnership, led by Imperial War Museums (IWM), will mark the Centenary of World War I by leading four-year cultural programme that includes over 500 new exhibitions and 1,500 events. James Berresford, VisitEngland’s chief executive … Continue reading

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Stow Maries airfield to be restored for Centenary

Stow Maries airfield, one of the most complete World War I aerodromes in the UK, is set to be completely restored, following a campaign by a group of volunteers. In World War I pilots flew from the Essex base on … Continue reading

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