1914-1916

1914 to 1916

Tragic tale of Leeds golfing brothers who died at the Front

The tragic story of three golfing brothers from Guiseley who died in World War One has been uncovered by a researcher from the Professional Golfers’ Association.

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Poignant letters home from Leeds’s Great War chaplain

Poignant letters home from Leeds’s Great War chaplain

A new book will tell the story of a Methodist minister from Leeds who became one of the youngest army chaplains of the Great War.

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Church remembers wartime vicar whose family paid the ultimate price

Church remembers wartime vicar whose family paid the ultimate price

A West Yorkshire church has held a special service in honour of its World War One vicar who lost two of his sons in the conflict.

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Outrage as Somme commemoration poppies flogged on eBay

Outrage as Somme commemoration poppies flogged on eBay

Limited edition golden poppies made to commemorate the men who fell on the first day of the Battle of the Somme are already selling on eBay - for more than ten times their original value.

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The worst day: How Yorkshire joined our nation in marking 100 years of The Somme

Yorkshire and the nation has fallen silent to honour thousands of soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme 100 years after the bloodiest day in British military history.

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As Britain falls silent to remember the Battle of the Somme, we must recognise, says Dan Jarvis, that it is a measure of our common humanity that we must ensure it never happens again.

Dan Jarvis: Lessons from the Somme must not be forgotten

TODAY, and over the days to come, people across Yorkshire will remember one of the bloodiest battles of the 20th century.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend evening events at the Thiepval Memorial in France. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

The Somme – Yorkshire remembers 100 years on

A host of events will take place across Yorkshire to remember those from the region who lost their lives in the bloodiest episode in British military history. Hannah Start reports.

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The Battle of the Somme: The British Army’s darkest day

To the French it is a river. But to the British it sums up the horrors of the First World War. In the first in a week-long series marking its centenary, Chris Bond looks back at the Battle of the Somme.

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German President Joachim Gauck and the Princess Royal  leave St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney, after a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland.

A century on, a spirit of unity as Jutland’s darkest day is recalled

One hundred years may have passed, but their sacrifice has not been forgotten.

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Battle of Jutland: Who ruled the waves during the First World War?

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland. Chris Bond looks back at the biggest naval battle of the First World War and why it was so crucial.

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Frederick James Davies, a private in the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  Pic: Jane Oliver/PA Wire.

Newly shared war letters tell of Christmas truce exchanges in no man’s land

IT WAS a showing of humanity that belied the horrific circumstances of trench warfare, and even now, more than a century later, personal tales of the Christmas truce during the First World War are still being told anew.

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