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Missing soldier’s name added to Hampshire memorial

The name of a Royal Engineer, who died in the years following the First World War, has finally been inscribed on the war memorial at Andover in Hampshire, 95 years after it was erected. Corporal Reginald Robbins’ name was recorded … Continue reading

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Tower of London poppy designer shares feelings

Designer Tom Piper, who laid out the Tower of London poppy memorial, has spoken of his surprise and emotion at the public’s response to the artwork. Emotional moment He said: ‘It was a wonderful thing to see it finished. I … Continue reading

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Appeal for Lost Gardens of Heligan Centenary performance

Cornwall’s Lost Gardens of Heligan and Wildworks Theatre Company have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to sow a living stage made of poppies to mark the Centenary of the First World War. Heligan’s West Lawn has been ploughed … 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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Ypres ceremony links to Flanders Fields Memorial Garden

On Monday 11 November, 62 British and Belgian schoolchildren will participate in a special ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres as part of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden project. The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden is being built alongside the … Continue reading

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Belgium’s Fort de Loncin recalls devastation of 1914

One of the major focuses of Belgium’s commemorations to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of World War I will be the Fort de Loncin. The fortress, one of 12 that formed a defensive semi-circle around the city of Liege, … Continue reading

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Royal Fusiliers badge at Ploegsteert

  The Royal Fusiliers’ badge on a headstone at the CWGC cemetery at Ploegsteert, Belgium. In 1915 and 1916 this was deemed a relatively quiet area, but there are still more than 11,000 names on the memorial to the missing … Continue reading

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