Their Name Liveth for Evermore

| November 4, 2019

The Imperial War Graves Commission During the Great War the work of Fabian Ware and his associates in the registration of war graves did not go unnoticed. Ware and others also became concerned for what would become of their work post-war. In January 1916 the National Committee for the Care of Soldier’s Graves was formed. […]

Recognizing Bravery

| September 10, 2015

The Ordinary with the Extraordinary All nations have their awards and many of these symbols of valour (valor), honour (honor), bravery, and courage are well known. They take on many names such as the Victoria Cross, the Légion d’Honneur, Croix de Guerre, Ritterkreuz (Iron Cross), and the Medal of Honor. In earlier times, gallantry was […]

One day in Armentières

| November 6, 2012

Padre Railton’s Unknown Warrior During the Great War Padre David Railton M.C. found within a garden at Armentières, France a soldier’s grave with a wooden cross. Upon its horizontal beam the inscription “An Unknown British Soldier (of the Black Watch)”.  Railton was moved. His idea, that when this war…this war to end all wars…had ended […]