Tag Archives: WW1

Royal Navy Museum marks centenary of WRNS

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, is marking the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) with an exhibition entitled Pioneers to Professionals. Women and the Royal Navy. On show within the Portsmouth Historic … Continue reading

Posted in Events, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Belgian memorial for Hertfordshire Regiment

The Hertfordshire Regiment will soon gain its first memorial outside the UK. The new monument will be constructed at the site of the 1st Battalion’s attack near St Julien on 31 July 1917 – the first day of the Battle … Continue reading

Posted in Events, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lost Cambrai tank reveals its secrets

In 20 November 1917, during the Battle of Cambrai, a British tank nicknamed ‘Deborah’ was hit by a shell from a German field gun and came to a grinding halt. Five of her crew were killed and the remainder were … Continue reading

Posted in News, Soldiers of the Great War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Missing WW1 medal found on Welsh beach

A First World War medal belonging to a soldier who lost his life in Belgium in 1916 has been recovered from the sands of a Welsh beach. Private Martin Tierney of the 2nd Battalion, the Leinster Regiment was killed in … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in News, Soldiers of the Great War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Appeal launched to find remains of VC winner of Vimy Ridge

The remains of a VC winner and those of more than 40 of his comrades may have been discovered close to the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge in France. The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in April 1917 and … Continue reading

Posted in News, Soldiers of the Great War | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment