Articles


No Picture

An unknown soldier known once more

Missing in action Private 275314 William Neville Arthur of the 3rd Battalion of the London Regiment, who had been posted to serve with the 23rd (Service) Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, was declared as “missing…




What were VDH and DAH?

VDH and DAH are two acronyms that are often seen in men’s army service records. They both relate to heart trouble. VDH means valvular disease of the heart. It is the more serious of the…



Battlefield clearance and burial

This article was written by Peter Hodgkinson for the University of Birmingham’s Journal of First World War Studies and is reproduced here with his kind permission. It examines the process of the clearance and burial of…



The poppy as a symbol of remembrance

The poppy is a familiar symbol of remembrance and has its origin in the First World War. It forms the core of fund-raising activity by the Royal British Legion. John Mcrae and his poem “In…