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A draft of reinforcements arrives at Ypres

Norman Gladden recalls how a new draft of men arrived at the 11th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers near Ypres in 1917. The battalion had suffered considerable casualties at the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917. The nature of the new … Continue reading

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Unknown New Zealand soldier to be buried at Messines

An unknown New Zealand soldier of the First World War will be buried at Messines Ridge British Cemetery in Belgium on 25 February. Archeologists discovered the remains in April 2012 and were able to identify him as a New Zealander … Continue reading

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World War I archeology at Cannock Chase

Archaeologists plan to excavate a unique training area that was created on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire during World War I. The site was based on Messines Ridge near Ypres and was used to help troops gain experience of conditions on … Continue reading

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