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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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The Men Who Came Home – A Memorial Part One

So it’s a new year, and, thank heavens, 2020 is behind us.  Lots of interesting stuff coming this year, whether I manage to get across the Channel or not, because there are still loads of places I have visited that … Continue reading

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Poperinge Part Eleven – Gwalia Cemetery

Before we begin a new tour, and we really shall be doing so soon, here’s an addition to our tour of the Great War sites in and around Poperinge.  We’re a couple of miles to the north east of the … Continue reading

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Invermoriston War Memorial

A study in where not to place your war memorial. Or where not to place your roadsigns,… …although it is always handy knowing where the loos are.

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Christmas Greetings

Somewhere, the future’s brighter.  Have a safe one, folks.

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Inverness – The Highland Railway Company Roll of Honour

On the wall of what is now the domain of a purveyor of kilts, just outside the entrance to Inverness railway station, in the same little square where we looked at the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders memorial last post, there’s … Continue reading

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Inverness – The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Memorial

This fine 19th Century memorial, nicely restored and re-inscribed in the 1990s, and thoroughly cleaned in 2014, stands in front of Inverness railway station. Intended to commemorate men who were killed in action or died of disease in Egypt and … Continue reading

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