Tag Archives: Soldiers of the Great War

Historian identifies missing sailor from Battle of Jutland

Researchers have identified a missing British sailor who lost his life in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Able seaman Harry Gasson from Hastings in Sussex served as an able seaman on board HMS Castor and was one of 10 … Continue reading

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War Horse raises funds for threatened WW1 stables

The final London production of Michael Morpurgo’s play War Horse on 12 March raised funds for the Shorncliffe Trust, which is trying to preserve original First World War stables near Folkestone in Kent. The charity is attempting to raise money … Continue reading

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War Memorial at Lyddington, Rutland

The war memorial at the Rutland village of Lyddington includes seven names from the First World War. Among them are private Walter Hinch of 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment whose name appears on the Basra Memorial in Iraq. There are also two … Continue reading

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Shot at dawn pamphlet published online

A campaigning contemporary pamphlet, designed to draw attention to the British army’s relatively common and often arbitrary use of the death penalty, has been made available online. Entitled Shootings at Dawn and written by Ernest Thurtle MP, it uses extracts … Continue reading

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WW1 memorial plaque found in Liverpool garden

A First World War memorial plaque has been unearthed in a garden in Liverpool. The plaque was formerly in St Peter’s Church in the Toxteth area of the city and was found in the garden of its former caretaker. Several … Continue reading

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London Scottish RFC stages First World War Centenary rugby match

Rugby clubs London Scottish and Blackheath will contest a First World War Commemoration Match at Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday 3 May. London Scottish, with its connection to the London Scottish Regiment (1/14th County of London Battalion), and Blackheath, through … Continue reading

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Wildlife at Gallipoli, December 1915

‘Bird and insect life is most interesting here… Larks can always be seen, and their presence seems to lessen in some degree the sordidness of war. One feels thankful that, no matter how many guns may be thundering, the noise … Continue reading

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