Lance Corporal William Cotter

Lance Corporal William Cotter

The following account is based on Gerald Gliddon's account of Cotter's career published in 'VCs of the First World War: …

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The story of how 2nd Lieut. Edward Felix Baxter was awarded the VC

The story of how 2nd Lieut. Edward Felix Baxter was awarded the VC

The short biography that follows is based on the account which appears in Gerald Gliddon's 'VCs of the First World War: …

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Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Carter DSO and Bar, MC and Bar

Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Carter DSO and Bar, MC and Bar

This article is the story of a man from a working class background who joined the British Army as a private soldier in 1…

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'The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916' reflections by Rev. Dr Robert Beaken

'The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916' reflections by Rev. Dr Robert Beaken

‘A slightly amended version of this article first appeared in the Church Times'. I once met an old lady in a parish in …

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How a Stockton man won the VC

How a Stockton man won the VC

Ted Cooper writes how his granda won the VC. Edward Cooper was born in Stockton on the 4th May 1896.  He left scho…

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An Irish Soldier in the British Army

An Irish Soldier in the British Army

Survivors of 47 Brigade going back to rest area after the Battle of Guillemont-Ginchy, September 1916. Image: clarelib…

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Romania

Romania

Romania   By Harald Heppner and Rudolf Gräf   World War I afforded the first opportunity for modern Romania to parti…

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Victoria Crosses Won on the Western Front

Victoria Crosses Won on the Western Front

The Victoria Cross (VC) is awarded for 'conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy'. For a medal that is awa…

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Harold Mugford VC

Harold Mugford VC

Harold Mugford was born at 149 Keetons Road, Bermondsey, London on 31 August 1894, the second son of Richard John Sanfor…

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Henry May VC

Henry May VC

Henry May VC was one of 5 servicemen to win a VC on the Western Front in October 1914 and will have a commemorative pavi…

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The most successful British Bomber Aircraft of The First World War

The most successful British Bomber Aircraft of The First World War

An introduction to British Aircraft of the First World War If one were asked to choose a paradigm to represent the effe…

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Charles Kuentz - Germany's last surviving veteran of the Great War

Charles Kuentz - Germany's last surviving veteran of the Great War

Ninety years after he was conscripted, Germany's only surviving veteran of the Great War talks to Tony Paterson in Alsac…

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