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.
Nearly half a million people visited the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial to view the iconic sculpture Poppies: Wave, as it was fixed to a monument dedicated to remembering the war dead of the two world wars for the first time. Many visitors left special messages on the Commission’s Time To Remember wall. Here is a selection of the moving posts.
An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals?