07 February 2018
Islay marks 100th anniversary of the sinking of SS Tuscania
A service of remembrance was held at the CWGC’s Kilnaughton Military Cemetery on the Scottish island of Islay this week to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the British vessel the SS Tuscania.
George Edwin Ellison is believed to be the last British soldier killed on the Western Front before the Armistice brought the fighting to an end. He is buried in St Symphorien Military Cemetery, near Mons.
People have come together across the world at Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries and memorials this week to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.