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Ask the expert – lost in World War One ›

30 November, 2009

Our expert Stephen Rigden answers your questions: ‘My great uncle Tommy Venables was a private in the Cheshire regiment in the First World War. It was stated that he was ‘killed at home’ in November 1916, but no explanation is given, although we believe he drowned. Where can we go to clarify what happened?’ Irene Hartless Steve says: “Soldiers Died… Read more ›

First World War heroes remembered ›

3 August, 2009

We were saddened to hear of the death of the oldest surviving First World War veteran, 111 year-old Harry Patch. This follows the recent death of fellow war veteran Henry Allingham, 113, and leaves just one surviving British veteran of World War One; Claude Choules, 108. As this event drifts further into the past, so too do the memories of… Read more ›