Accidentally killed by one of his own : 5 June 1918

Accidentally killed by one of his own : 5 June 1918

It won't be a surprise to anyone to know that patrols could be dangerous. We have heard recently abo…

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The Affair at Néry

The Affair at Néry

The first weeks of the First World War had seen the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), under Field M…

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Biggles, the Battle of the Flowers and the RAF in the First World War

Biggles, the Battle of the Flowers and the RAF in the First World War

In the rarely visited Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery at Charmes (some 25 miles due sout…

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Major John Noble Jephson of 'Jephson's Post' : 29 August 1915

Major John Noble Jephson of 'Jephson's Post' : 29 August 1915

On 29 August 1915 a Major John Jephson died of his wounds which had been sustained in the fighting a…

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Who was the first British soldier to be killed in the First World War in 1914?

Who was the first British soldier to be killed in the First World War in 19…

It is often asserted that the first British soldier to be killed in the war is buried very close to …

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The Camera Returns No.25 by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy

The Camera Returns No.25 by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy

A battery of 18-pounder guns of the Royal Field Artillery moving up towards Mailly-Ma…

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'Waiting for the Wounded' by Sir David Muirhead Bone (1876-1953)

'Waiting for the Wounded' by Sir David Muirhead Bone (1876-1953)

['War Art' was a regular featured in Stand To! the journal of The Western Front Association between …

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The Diary of Dr. Cyril Helm, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C. (1888 - 1972) August 1914

The Diary of Dr. Cyril Helm, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C. (1888 - 1972) August 1914…

The following are taken without alteration from daily entries made in an Army Book 129 whilst Dr. He…

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The Battle of Hill 70: Victoria Cross awards

The Battle of Hill 70: Victoria Cross awards

A number of Canadians earned the highest award for valour during the Battle of Hill 70. Private H…

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The Battle of Hill 70

The Battle of Hill 70

The Third Battle of Ypres (commonly, but inaccurately known as ‘Passchendaele’) commenced on 31 July…

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Amongst the First To Fall - Early Casualties of the Royal Flying Corps in August 1914

Amongst the First To Fall - Early Casualties of the Royal Flying Corps in A…

Death was not a stranger to the Royal Flying Corps even before the British Empire commenced hostilit…

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G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917 by Peter Arscott

G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917 by Peter Arsco…

Peter Arscott relates the exploits of G Battalion 1st Tank Brigade at St. Julien on 19 August 1917. …

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