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British soldiers recovered from Somme battlefield

Two British soldiers will be reburied at 11AM on 19 October at the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in France. The pair were part of a group of eight men from the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment who were killed following the explosion … Continue reading

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Historians rediscover missing British soldier

The grave of a missing First World War soldier has been discovered by historians in the north of England. Private Edward Pratt, of the Durham Light Infantry, was a former quarryman who fought at the battles of the Somme and … Continue reading

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South Wales Borderers head ‘up the line’, 1916

Troops of the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers wait in the rain on their way to the front-line trenches near Montauban in October 1916. It’s a picture that’s worth 1,000 words. The men are laden down with kit: greatcoats, blankets, ammunition. They lean forward to counteract … Continue reading

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German War Graves Commission launches WW1 website

The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (VDK) – the German War Graves Commission – has launched a Centenary website. It features information and projects relating to the Centenary of the First World War. The site also enables visitors to search for the … Continue reading

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Lost Diggers of Vignacourt at Australian National War Memorial

Remember Me; the Lost Diggers of Vignacourt is one of the exhibitions currently on show at the Australian National War Memorial. Vignacourt was a small French village in a rear area of the Allied forces that served as a staging … Continue reading

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Welsh Memorial Flanders seeks completion funds

The campaign to create a memorial to the Welsh soldiers who lost their lives in Flanders during World War I has raised more than £30,000, but requires a further £60,000 to complete its plans. The monument will comprise a cromlech, … Continue reading

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World War I trenches may be restored near Sheffield

Remains of World War I training trenches could be restored as part of the Yorkshire city of Sheffield’s commemorations of the Centenary of World War I. The Sheffield Telegraph reports that the trenches were dug at Redmires, to the west … Continue reading

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