30 November 2017
Casualties of Cambrai: Brigadier General Roland Boys Bradford VC
Today marks 100 years since Brigadier General Roland Boys Bradford was killed during the Battle of Cambrai. Here we share the story of the Victoria Cross recipient, who at the age of 25 was the youngest Brigadier General in the modern history of the British Army to lead a combat formation.
A burial service for four Canadian First World War soldiers will take place at 13:30 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Loos British Cemetery in France.
To mark the end of the First World War Centenary, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has launched its “Road to Peace” project. The project tells 120 personal stories of casualties who died during the final 100 days of the First World War, from 8 August to 11 November.