Category Archives: German Spring Offensive

An incomplete tale of three Deutschmann servicemen

On a visit to the Scottish National War Memorial last year, on the trail of Scots I have researched who are commemorated on War Memorials outwith Scotland, I spent some time in ‘Section M’, which is where you will find … Continue reading

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Cecil Stanley Groves (1899–1918)

16650 Private Cecil Stanley Groves, 1/South African Infantry Regiment. Killed in Action, 23/24 March 1918, Commemorated on The Pozières Memorial. This one is personal; Stanley is one of my great uncles.    I am posting a day early because one … Continue reading

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“Simply Magnificent”

Continuing to research the last week of March 1918, in war diaries relevant to some of the men commemorated on a Parish War Memorial in Surrey, I looked last night to see how the week was ‘covered’ in Kate Luard’s Unknown Warriors.  Recalling the morning of 24 … Continue reading

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Common Cause…and thank you, Scotland, you remembered

During the years following her withdrawal from the Commonwealth, South Africa was not officially represented at the annual National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, although throughout the long years of isolation, South African veterans were able to participate in the march past of ex-servicemen which … Continue reading

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