27 November 2017
Casualties of Cambrai: Lieutenant Gavin Patrick Bowes-Lyon
Today marks 100 years since Lieutenant Gavin Patrick Bowes-Lyon was killed during the Battle of Cambrai. Here is more about him and his royal connection.
Today, 21 February, marks 101 years since the sinking of the SS Mendi and is also South Africa’s Armed Forces Day. The sinking was one of the worst maritime disasters in British waters, and among the darkest moments of South Africa’s war. The number of lives lost was second only to the casualties suffered by the South African Brigade at Delville Wood during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
The Commission has begun a project to document, restore and preserve its unique memorials in Africa.