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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Billy Brewer, the Wiltshire footballer : 13 November 1914

Billy Brewer, the Wiltshire footballer : 13 November 1914

William Arthur Brewer was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire and was the son of George and Sarah Brewer o…

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The Aristocrats' Cemetery at Zillebeke

The Aristocrats' Cemetery at Zillebeke

(This article is taken from Stand To! No 90, published Dec 2010/January 2011. You can receive copies…

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The Youngest Colonel?

The Youngest Colonel?

When we think of ‘young soldiers’ in the Great War, we often think in terms of those who were killed…

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The British Invasion or 'The Western Front without the Trenches'

The British Invasion or 'The Western Front without the Trenches'

[This article first appeared in Bulletin No. 117  Pages 21-24. Western Front Association members rec…

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