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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Six – The Royal Regiment of Artillery

The Royal Regiment of Artillery in the Great War comprised three separate elements, and this post pays tribute to men from all three. 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Five – ‘Per Ardua Ad Astra’

‘Through Adversity to the Stars’.  Royal Flying Corps mechanics at work, 1915. 

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British Military Headstones – Personal Inscriptions No. 3

Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Four – The Corps of Royal Engineers

Royal Engineers bridging a stream sometime in 1917.  Around 25,000 strong at the start of the war, the R.E. had expanded to well over 300,000 men by 1918. 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Three – The Guards Regiments

Grenadier Guards reservists await their medical examinations in August 1914. 

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British Military Headstones – Personal Inscriptions No. 2

The second in our sometime series looking at the personal inscriptions inscribed on headstones in British military cemeteries, this post features forty four epitaphs, the majority on the theme of remembrance. 

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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part Two – The Cavalry

British cavalry pictured at Nery during the retreat from Mons, the photograph probably taken on 1st September 1914. 

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