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South African UK Legion commemorate SS Mendi sinking

Members of the South African UK Legion have held the first-ever memorial service at Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery to commemorate the casualties of SS Mendi. In February 1917, the 4,000-ton SS Mendi, carrying troops from the 5th Battalion, South African Native Labour … Continue reading

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Hessett war memorial, Suffolk

St Ethelbert’s church in Hessett, Suffolk, dates back to the 15th century and is famous for its medieval wallpaintings. Outside the church is a war memorial for the First World War with 14 names on it. Seven of these fell … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial shines light on Scottish rugby legend

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent will be visiting the Portsmouth Naval Memorial and Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery on 19 February to unveil the latest information panels put in place by the CWGC. The panels carry information about the site … Continue reading

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HMS Caroline to become floating museum

HMS Caroline, the last surviving British warship of World War I, is to be preserved thanks to and award of £1m from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). This money has been awarded to the National Museum of the Royal … Continue reading

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