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Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience

A couple of weeks ago, I went to an exhibition at the Convention Center in Melbourne, Australia. This exhibition was a very interactive space where you walked through areas that were about different aspects of World War 1. 135 more words

New Year, New home, New research, old friends!

My apologies to all my U3A  friends in Portsmouth and other followers online but at long last I’m back again after two months of settling into our new home….we still don’t have a broadband service (A long story !…so much so that i complained to the CEOs Office and they now have my case in hand, but i’ve also contacted my MP!! 1,046 more words

Eye Witness account on Edith Cavell

Here is part of an article that I found on a fellow bloggers website:

Then I said “Good-by,” and she smiled and said, “We shall meet again.”   The German military chaplain was with her at the end and afterwards gave her Christian burial.

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Patrick Mulhall, Bridewell Lane

Patrick Mulhall Royal Dublin Fusiliers – Formerly of Bridewell lane, Veteran of the Great War 1914-1918. He was wounded at Achibaba, Gallipoli and sent home to Ireland. 20 more words

British Army

John Ward, 15 years old in World War 1.

John Ward of Carlow , at the age of 15 joined the Royal Irish Rifles. He was wounded in the left leg during the 2nd battle of Ypres and during treatment for his wound his age was discovered he was sent home , John joined the Royal Artillary at the age of 16 where he would see action in France. 8 more words

British Army

SGT. Major William Buchanan

SGT. Major William Buchanan (Little Barrack St.) – He was awarded the military medal in the battle of the Somme 1916, for conduct above and beyond the call of duty ,when he went into no mans land under heavy shelling and machine gun fire to bring back wounded comrades until he himself was wounded. 67 more words

British Army

British WW1 Old Contemptible 1914

A pencil sketch and painting of the Grenadier Guards in 1914. The reference came from Laurent Mirouze excellent book of photographs reproducing uniforms of WW1. 8 more words