Luke Leadbeater - remembered by the fiancée he never married 100 years on

Luke Leadbeater - remembered by the fiancée he never married 100 years on

On 22 November 1917, there occurred in Belgium the death of Private Luke Leadbeater. A single man, i…

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Remember On This Day

Remember On This Day

Those who served and died during the First World War remembered.

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Kanturk - the Great War Pension Records of a small town

Kanturk - the Great War Pension Records of a small town

Thanks to the efforts of the Western Front Association, the pension records of over six million surv…

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Capt The Hon Neil Primrose: son of a Prime Minister

Capt The Hon Neil Primrose: son of a Prime Minister

When asked if the sacrifice in the First World War was shared equally between the highest in society…

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Death of a Spy: Charles Simon : 7 June 1915

Death of a Spy: Charles Simon : 7 June 1915

‘Project Hometown’ has brought to light many fascinating, tragic and sometimes uncomfortable stories…

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SS Laurentic: A story of Gold Bullion, Crime and Intrigue and loss of life that helped change the course of WW1.

SS Laurentic: A story of Gold Bullion, Crime and Intrigue and loss of life …

This story begins with an ordinary Pension Card that relates to a 20 year old Royal Marine named Fre…

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Lieutenant-Commander Frederick 'Sep' Kelly - Olympic Gold 1908, Performer and Composer

Lieutenant-Commander Frederick 'Sep' Kelly - Olympic Gold 1908, Performer a…

Frederick 'Sep' ‘Cleg’ Kelly, the Olympic gold medal rower, pianist and officer in the Royal Naval…

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The Battle of Mughar Ridge: One soldier's story

The Battle of Mughar Ridge: One soldier's story

By the autumn of 1917, the allied forces had advanced from Egypt and were on the verge of advancing …

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Letters to the Unknown Warrior

Letters to the Unknown Warrior

Letters from students to the Unknown Warrior.  On the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrio…

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Two brothers, but in different armies

Two brothers, but in different armies

It is not unusual to find brothers who were killed in the Great War. It is, however, unusual to find…

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Died one day, buried two days later by his father

Died one day, buried two days later by his father

On 8 November 1915 a young officer, 2/Lt Kenneth Theodore Dunbar Wilcox, was killed whilst serving i…

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The loss of Royal Navy monitor 'M-15' : 11 November 1917

The loss of Royal Navy monitor 'M-15' : 11 November 1917

HMS 'M-15' was a First World War Royal Navy M15-class monitor. She was sunk off Gaza by German Subma…

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