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Band tells story of Welsh soldier shot at dawn

The story of a young soldier who was shot for desertion after he turned himself in at a police station has been re-told by the Welsh rock/folk band Trenchfoot. Private William Jones, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, had volunteered for … Continue reading

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National Arboretum opens First World War Centenary trails

The UK’s National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire will launch its First World War Centenary trails on Saturday 29 March. The 2km Discovery Trail will give visitors to the Arboretum, which is part of The Royal British Legion family of charities, … Continue reading

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Historian traces soldiers of Derbyshire and Yorkshire

An amateur historian has researched the lives and war records of hundreds of Yorkshire and Derbyshire men who fought and died in two world wars. The Sheffield Star reports how 45-year-old accountant Simon Goodwin has spent the past four years … Continue reading

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Derry Journal tells tale of soldier shot at dawn

The Derry Journal reports how a 19-year-old soldier from the Inniskilling ¬†Fusiliers was shot at dawn and how an officer refused to be involved with the execution. The newspaper also states that Private Robert Hope was shot for desertion in … Continue reading

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