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Historian identifies missing sailor from Battle of Jutland

Researchers have identified a missing British sailor who lost his life in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Able seaman Harry Gasson from Hastings in Sussex served as an able seaman on board HMS Castor and was one of 10 … Continue reading

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Lost German U-boat found in North Sea

The wreck of a World War One German U-boat has been found in the North Sea. Windfarm developers discovered the submarine lying about 55 miles east of Caister-on-Sea in Norfolk. Historians believe the wreck to be that of U-31, which … Continue reading

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War Memorial at Lyddington, Rutland

The war memorial at the┬áRutland village of Lyddington includes seven names from the First World War. Among them are private Walter Hinch of 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment whose name appears on the Basra Memorial in Iraq. There are also two … Continue reading

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Devon village remembers tallest British soldier of WW1

A soldier who was reputed to be the tallest man in the British Army during the First World War will be remembered in Devon later this month as part of commemorations of the Centenary. Harry Barter stood more than 6ft … Continue reading

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WW1 memorial plaque found in Liverpool garden

A First World War memorial plaque has been unearthed in a garden in Liverpool. The plaque was formerly in St Peter’s Church in the Toxteth area of the city and was found in the garden of its former caretaker. Several … Continue reading

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London Scottish RFC stages First World War Centenary rugby match

Rugby clubs London Scottish and Blackheath will contest a First World War Commemoration Match at Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday 3 May. London Scottish, with its connection to the London Scottish Regiment (1/14th County of London Battalion), and Blackheath, through … Continue reading

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Old soldiers of St Pancras cemetery, London

The CWGC section of the St Pancras cemetery in north London includes the headstones of a number of soldiers who were well into their forties and fifties when they died either in the final months of the First World War … Continue reading

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