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Egypt-born VC winner to receive Manchester commemoration

Sergeant Issy Smith, an Egypt-born Victoria Cross winner, will be commemorated in his adopted home city of Manchester, following a campaign by the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (Ajex). The government plans to commemorate all the British-born VC winners … Continue reading

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Relatives of soldier and nurse brought together at IWM North

The Manchester Evening News reports the moving story of sister Edith Appleton and private Charles Kerr, of the 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Sister Appleton kept a journal focused on what she witnessed during five years on the Western Front and … Continue reading

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Kings Liverpool Regiment soldier reinterred in Swinton

A First World war soldier from Swinton, Lancashire, has been reinterred, after his original burial site was scheduled to become the site of a supermarket. Private Wilbraham Lomax Blears (23) of 13th Battalion the Kings Liverpool Regiment died from the … Continue reading

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