Noel Chavasse Noel Godfrey Chavasse was born in Oxford on 9th November, 1884. His father, Francis Chavasse, became Bishop of Liverpool in 1900. Chavasse was educated atLiverpool College and Trinity College, Oxford . After graduating with first class honours in 1907 he studied medicine. In 1908 Chavasse and his twin brother, Christopher, both represented Britain in the Olympic Games in the 400 metres. In 1909 Chavasse joined the Oxford University Officer Training Corps Medical Unit. The…
Canadian marathoner, famous Onondaga native Tom Longboat, won the Boston Marathon in 1907 in record time. In 1908, he represented Canada at the London Olympic Games. Longboat enlisted in the CEF in 1916, becoming a dispatch runner with the 107th Pioneer Battalion in France during WW1. Longboat was twice wounded running messages and orders between units. PHOTO: Tom Longboat buys a newspaper from a French paperboy, June 1917. (Canadian Official 1496)
Sgt Francois Mitterand who later became the president of France
Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Gavrilo Princip, (13 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Princip and his accomplices were arrested and implicated a number of members of the Serbian military, leading Austria-Hungary to issue a démarche to Serbia known as the July Ultimatum. This set off a chain of events that led to World War I
The mother who lost five sons: On Armistice Day, the heartbreaking story of the biggest loss by a British family in the Great War
Amy Beechey, British mother who lost five sons in WW1, the full tragic story here. How did she ever carry on?
Corporal Johnson Gideon Beharry VC of the 1st Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, is a British Army soldier who, on 18 March 2005, was awarded the Victoria Cross, for twice saving members of his unit from ambushes on 1 May and again on 11 June 2004 at Al-Amarah, Iraq. He sustained serious head injuries in the latter engagement. Beharry was formally invested with the Victoria Cross by Queen Elizabeth II on 27 April 2005.
Joseph Maxwell.jpg Often described as Australia's second most decorated soldier of the First World War, he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 8 February 1915, and served at Gallipoli before being transferred to the Western Front. In just over twelve months he was commissioned and decorated four times for his bravery.
Capt. Harold Ackroyd VC, MC, RAMC. Att'd 6th Bn Royal Berks Rgt (Princess Charlotte of Wales'). Citation London Gazette 4.9.1917 for 31.7-1.8.1917 - at Battle of Passchendaele. KIA 11.8.1917 at Glencorse Wood, Ypres. Buried Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium. Commemorated on special memorial No. 7.
RUSSIAN NURSE WW1. BEAUTIFULLY COLOURISED PHOTOGRAPHTHE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE
The Most Powerful Images Of World War I A smiling soldier sitting in the mud near the western front, eating a spoonful of hot food. This would appear to be one of a series of official photographs showing the soldiers’ rations, possibly intended to reassure their families at home