30 November 2017
The story of the ‘boy wonder’ Brigadier General Roland Boys Bradford VC
Roland was only 25-years-old when he was killed. The CWGC’s Assistant Historian Max Dutton, also 25-years-old, tells the story of his personal hero; winner of the Victoria Cross and the youngest ever Brigadier General in the history of the army.
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?