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Missing First World War soldiers to be reburied in France

Some 15 British First World War casualties are to be reburied at the Y Farm Cemetery at a ceremony in France on 22 October, 100 years after they were killed during an offensive close to the border with Belgium. The soldiers were … Continue reading

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Ten missing First World War British soldiers identified

Ten missing British soldiers who were killed in the early months of the First World War have been positively identified after almost 100 years. The men were members of 2nd Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment and were killed on … 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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Campaign to honour Ipswich VC winner

A campaign has been launched to commemorate VC winner Private Samuel Harvey in his adopted home town of Ipswich. Private Harvey, of 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, won his medal at the Battle of Loos in 1915. An account … Continue reading

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