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Ceramic poppies to fill Tower of London’s moat

The Tower of London moat is due to planted with 888,246 ceramic poppies as part of Britain’s First World War Centenary commemorations. The poppies are being created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, who says he was inspired by the writings … 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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Lieutenant Maurice Dease VC

Lieutenant Maurice Dease won his VC at the Battle of Mons on 23 August 1914. ‘The machine gun crews were constantly being knocked out. So cramped was their position that when a man was hit he had to be removed … Continue reading

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Private Felix Henry Knell, Royal Fusiliers

Private Felix Henry Knell, of 53rd (Young Soldiers) Battalion Royal Fusiliers is buried in the churchyard at Leeds, near Maidstone, Kent. He was the son of William Knell, a labourer from the village, and is buried next to his younger … Continue reading

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‘Oldest’ UK war memorial set for restoration

A World War I memorial that is believed to be the oldest in Britain is set for renovation, 96 years after it was installed, reports Thisisgloucestershire.co.uk The wooden cross and memorial at Inchbrook, Stroud, was dedicated in 1917 on land … Continue reading

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