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CWGC launches Battle of Loos Remembrance Trail

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has unveiled a Battle of Loos Remembrance Trail. It aims to tell the tale of an offensive that was the largest of the war for the British Army up until that moment and involved … Continue reading

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Memorial garden for VC-winning Guards officer

A memorial garden has opened in Maidenhead, Berkshire, to commemorate a First World War Victoria Cross winner. Captain Thomas Tannatt Pryce (32) of the Grenadier Guards, was reported missing on 13 April 1918 after a fierce, close-quarter battle with German … Continue reading

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Lost VC goes on show in Brighton

A ‘mislaid’ Victoria Cross has gone on show at the Brighton Museum in Sussex. The medal was awarded posthumously to 42-year-old Major George Godfrey Massy Wheeler of the 7th (Hariana ) Lancers. It was found by museum staff who were searching … Continue reading

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Overseas VC winners saluted at National Memorial Arboretum

The British government’s communities secretary, Eric Pickles, will make a speech at an unveiling ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum on 5 March to commemorate the overseas-born First World War recipients of the Victoria Cross. Pickles will be drawing attention … Continue reading

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English town axes idea of streets named after WW1 soldiers

An English town council has rejected a proposal to name new streets after local men who were decorated for bravery in the First World War. Milton Keynes, in Buckinghamshire, is due to expand by at least 3,000 houses over the … Continue reading

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Berkshire VC winner to have Reading statue

A statue to commemorate a VC winning British cavalryman is to be erected in the centre of Reading, Berkshire. It will depict trooper Fred Potts of the Berkshire Yeomanry dragging a wounded comrade, trooper Arthur Andrews, to safety on a … Continue reading

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Exhibition focuses on Gordon Highlanders in the First World War

An exhibition focusing on the Gordon Highlanders and their experience during the first months of the First World War has opened at the regiment’s museum in Aberdeen. Shattered Hopes: The Gordon Highlanders in 1914 follows the unit throughout the battles … Continue reading

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