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One hundred years ago today: a WWI death confirmed

From the Framlingham Weekly News, 28 April, 1917:

The death announced in our last issue of 2nd-Lieut. H.G.Walne, second son of Mr and Mrs Walne, Kettleburgh Hall , is officially confirmed.

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The trenches, over the top and into the fire,

Into the barrage,

The shards of death,

The whites of eyes litter the floor,

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City of Endless Night

Review: City of Endless Night, Milo Hastings, 1920.

Yes, I was walking in Utopia, a nightmare at the end of man’s long dream – Utopia – Black Utopia – City of Endless Night – diabolically compounded of the three elements of civilization in which the Germans had always been supreme – imperialism, science and socialism.

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Book Review

Beyond ProjectWA: Monuments Project

On January 23rd this year, my ProjectWA partner-in-crime, Anthony Rovente, and I received an email from a guy named Tom Neville in Paris, France. He asked us if, “ProjectWA might like to go beyond WA.” It didn’t take long for Anthony and me to answer, “Why not?” – which is exactly what we said a year earlier when we came up with the idea for ProjectWA. 708 more words


Leicestershire & the Somme (part 6)

More than 2,000 men from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland died in Battle of the Somme.

The Mercury is producing a roll of honour where the names of the casualties will be added to this online article, as well as being printed in the paper, on the anniversary of their death. 1,342 more words


Leicestershire and the Somme (part 5)

October 1

Arkinstall, George, Pte, 7th Batt, Leicestershire Regt, Baptist Church/St James/Cottage Hospital/Memorial, Huncote/Market Harborough.

Atkins, Walter, Pte, 9th Batt, Leicestershire Regt, St Augustine’s, Leicester. 2,702 more words


Anzac Day 2017 (Part 2)

In remembering my ancestors who served, I thought I’d write a little about each one. Some I have only found out about in the last twelve months, some even less than that. 1,095 more words