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Lincolnshire couple unearth World War I medal in garden

A couple who discovered a World War I medal in their garden are hoping to trace the descendants of Royal Navy sailor to whom it belonged, reports the BBC. Katie and Paul Roberts from Saxilby in Lincolnshire, found the 1914-15 … Continue reading

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Lieutenant Commander Jack Bassano Hyde, Royal Navy

Engineer Lieutenant Commander Jack Bassano Hyde, of HMS Sable, died on 25 October 1918, aged 31. Jack was the son of Captain John Francis Hyde and Marianne Hyde of 131 Adelaide Rd, London. He was born at Hyde End, Berkshire, … Continue reading

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Two World War I brothers commemorated in East London

Tucked away at the back of churchyard in east London is this gravestone that tells the sad story of how a widowed mother lost two of her sons in World War I. Edmund John Thorogood was a gunner in the … Continue reading

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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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