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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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Charity searches for relatives of first British casualty

The Barnet War Memorials Initiative Trust is looking to install a memorial to private John Parr, of 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment, who was the first British soldier to be killed in World War I. It is also hoping to … Continue reading

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National Portrait Gallery to restore Naval Officers of World War I

London’s National Portrait Gallery reports it has reached its £20,000 target to repair a large painting entitled Naval Officers of World War I. The gallery plans to display the portrait next year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start … 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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London’s Cenotaph in £60,000 restoration

The Cenotaph in London is due to undergo restoration prior to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The monument is one of hundreds being cleaned and repaired in readiness for the anniversary next year. The Daily … Continue reading

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A commanding officer who fell while leading his men on 1 July 1916

Lieutenant colonel William Lyle was one of the most senior British officers killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme – 1 July 1916. He was commanding the 23rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (4th Tyneside Scottish) which suffered … Continue reading

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Artists’ Rifles HQ in Euston, London

The former HQ of the Artists’ Rifles still stands at 17 Duke’s Road in London, close to Euston station. It is easy to walk past it without noticing that, above the doorway, is a rendition of the regimental badge and … Continue reading

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