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Missing British soldier reburied in Belgium

The body of a British infantry officer, missing for more than 100 years, has been reburied in Belgium. Second lieutenant Eric Henderson was serving with the 8th Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) on 7 June 1917, when his unit … Continue reading

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MoD searches for relatives of missing Bedfordshire soldier

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is trying to trace relatives of a World War One soldier who died in France in 1918. Sergeant Edward Norton was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, in 1881 and lived in Luton. He enlisted in the … Continue reading

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Real World War I casualty figures may be much higher, says historians

More soldiers may have died in World War I than official records show and the numbers of veterans suffering shell shock was also hugely underestimated, suggest two leading historians. Antoine Prost, professor of history at the University of Paris, says … Continue reading

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CWGC restores Ypres’ Menin Gate for Centenary

Commonwealth War Graves Commission staff are working to prepare the Menin Gate in Ypres for the Centenary of World War I in 2014. Since early spring, horticultural staff have carried out turf renovation in and around the site. In addition, … Continue reading

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Missing Australian soldiers identified at Fromelles

The CWGC has erected headstones to mark the graves of five newly identified Australian soldiers of World War I. Private William Barber, Private Thomas William Francis, Private William O’Donnell, Private Thomas Henry Bills and Private John Gordon McKenzie, were among … Continue reading

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CWGC searches for family of World War I NCO

Research by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) has identified the grave of Company Serjeant Major (CSM) Andrew Gale of The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Belgium. CSM Gale … 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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