'Gilbert the Filbert' during the Great War RIP 20 August 1916

'Gilbert the Filbert' during the Great War RIP 20 August 1916

Captain Basil Hallam Radford, No 1 Army Kite Ballon Section, Royal Flying Corps was born on 3 April …

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'Roasting a sausage': Balloons, their crews, and those who shot them down

'Roasting a sausage': Balloons, their crews, and those who shot them down

Although observation balloons had been used as early as 1794 the static nature of the conflict in th…

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Great War Crested China militaria of the Great War

Great War Crested China militaria of the Great War

Webinars which have been produced by The Western Front Association and watched live or via the Faceb…

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A Liverpool Lad at Ypres Pte Joseph Gough KIA 31 July 1917

A Liverpool Lad at Ypres Pte Joseph Gough KIA 31 July 1917

“The Valley of the Shadow, 31 July 1917. Down in the valley the Steenbeek flows, A brook you may cr…

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The First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight  Alcock and Brown’ Alcock and Brown 1919

The First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight Alcock and Brown’ Alcock and Brown…

In 1913, the Daily Mail newspaper offered a prize of £10,000 to ‘the aviator who shall first cross t…

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Vivian Hicking - a Grimsby Chum in India, drowned 3 June 1919

Vivian Hicking - a Grimsby Chum in India, drowned 3 June 1919

After the armistice, many men would have been returning to their homes after receiving their dischar…

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The Gotha Air Raid on London – 13 June 1917

The Gotha Air Raid on London – 13 June 1917

German air raids on Britain during the First World War began in early 1915 when Zeppelins were used …

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The Entertainer - Frederick Lauraine

The Entertainer - Frederick Lauraine

During Project 'Big Push', an interesting looking pension card was brought to the team leader’s atte…

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A Mother’s pilgrimage to Ypres 1921

A Mother’s pilgrimage to Ypres 1921

Private Joseph French was born in Dallas, Morayshire in December 1895, the son of William and Elizab…

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Chilwell – the VC factory explosion 1 July 1918

Chilwell – the VC factory explosion 1 July 1918

In 1914 the British armaments industry was primarily geared to supplying the needs of the Royal Navy…

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The Censuring of Lieutenant Colonel John MacCarthy-O’Leary

The Censuring of Lieutenant Colonel John MacCarthy-O’Leary

In February 1918, 55th (West Lancashire) Division took over trenches in the Givenchy sector. The div…

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The Curious Case of Thomas Brown who served as Thomas Smith and the Dewsbury Roll of Honour and War Memorial

The Curious Case of Thomas Brown who served as Thomas Smith and the Dewsbur…

In 2014 a group by the name of Dewsbury Sacrifices was formed with the primary intention of resear…

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