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6 November 1914 Carl Hans Lody was shot as a spy on this day

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6 November 1914, broke cold, foggy and bleak, and at a very early hour Lody was brought from his cell, and the grim procession formed up on the veranda of the Tower Main Guard. It was led by the Chaplain, solemnly reading the Burial Service, followed by the prisoner, with an armed escort marching on either side of him, and the firing-party of eight…


Captain Thorold A. Stewart-Jones at Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915

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Son of Edward and Emily Pauline Stewart-Jones. (Born 10 July 1873 in Liverpool) A barrister of the Inner Temple, Thorold moved to Lewes in 1908 when his mother had bought Southover Grange. At the 1911 Census, the widowed matriarch Mrs Emily-Pauline Stewart-Jones lived at Southover Grange with son’s family, her daughter-in-law Mrs Eva-Joan Stew…


John Laurie : Shakespearean actor and Private Fraser in the BBC's Dads Army

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John Laurie was born 25 March 1897 in Dumfries and was destined to be an architect before the Great War intervened. He admitted that he never expected to survive the conflict; in fact, he was invalided out of the service and became a sergeant-of-arms at the Tower of London.   In 1919 John Laurie’s passion for Shakespeare inspired him to become …


'German spies held in the Tower of London during the First World War' with Barry Kitchener

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We welcome Barry Kitchener to our branch talk. Barry is based in London and has a passion for remembering the Railway men of the Great War. He works for Network Rail. The talk today will be about a subject that is unknown and sometimes not mentioned in the history of the Great Wa 'The Forgotten Germans'.  Their Capture. Their Imprisonment. T…