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Widows’ and dependents’ pension records

The National Archives holds a small but valuable collection of widows’ and dependents’ pensions forms in collection number PIN82. All holdings are listed on this page. According to the National Archives, “This series consists of…


The British Official Histories of the Great War

This is a list of the original histories. Virtually all have been reprinted, some on many occasions. Some are now also available in paperback versions. The war on land France and Belgium 1914 History of…



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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…


5/6th Royal Scots raid on Groote Bamburgh Farm

Night 11-12 September 1917 This article describes a trench raid carried out by the 5/6th Battalion of the Royal Scots (32nd Division), which was under command of Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Fraser. The raid was…


Deadly air raids on Saint-Omer in September 1917

Medical units and military billets under attack. Location Saint-Omer is a town in the French département of Pas-de-Calais. It had been the location of the General Headquarters of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914-15 but…



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Winter operations, 1914-15 (Western Front)

23 November 1914 – 6 February 1915: Winter operations, 1914-15. French orders for a major offensive in December lead to disastrous piecemeal British attacks. Localised operations seeking tactical advantage continue through winter. The defence of Festubert,…


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Legends, myths and realities – the Christmas Truce, 1914

The Christmas Truce in France and Flanders, 1914 Between 14 and 21 December 1914 the British Expeditionary Force took part in several localised attacks, all of which failed with heavy casualties, and were attacked at…


Military recipients of the Albert Medal

What was the Albert Medal? A Royal Warrant of 8 March 1866 announced the institution of a decoration to award “daring and heroic actions performed by mariners and others in danger of perishing, by reason…