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Ed.  Obviously I had to pass this along to Coach’s Team readers. It certainly made my day!

Criminal Receives Lesson

K.I.A. 13 Nov 1916

Born in Elham, Kent on 29 Mar 1878, William Pegden lived at 2 Downs View Cottages in Shoulden Bank in 1911 and was an above ground labourer at a colliery. 64 more words


Saturday 9 November 1918 We Lost 1,015

The last day of the Great War with over a thousand fatalities.

Second Lieutenant John Carlos Deremo (Royal Air Force) engages a large body of troops and transports from the air, and while doing this is heavily engaged by machine gun fire.  389 more words

Royal Navy

We need to talk...

We need to talk…those were the four words spoken in him first telling me he’d applied to join the military. My heart sank. At first I thought he might be ending our relationship, as often that is what follows those words. 180 more words

Military Life

Thursday 24 October 1918 We Lost 1,823

40th squadron moves from Bryas to Aniche on the Douai-Denain road.

Lance Corporal Colin Archibald Mungo Park (Royal Sussex Regiment) is killed in action at age 31. 659 more words


Sailors stand at attention around HMS Queen Elizabeth arriving in New York

Sailors were standing around the edge of Britain’s biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth as it arrived in New York.

The commanding officer said the new aircraft carrier is the biggest to sail into the city in 50 years. 873 more words


Hundreds turn up for 'emotional' funeral of army veteran with no surviving family

Hundreds or mourners travelled from across the UK to attend the funeral of an army veteran who died with no surviving family.

David Mclaren Kerr, 90, had lived in a nursing home in Newtown, Shrewsbury, before he passed away at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on September 7. 387 more words