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World War One

Victoria Cross soldier to be honoured with plaque on Sheffield's cenotaph

Sheffield will remember one of its most heroic First World War soldiers on Friday, 100 years to the day since his first act of bravery.
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Passchendaele:Three months of unspeakable suffering

Passchendaele:Three months of unspeakable suffering

Of the many beautiful cemeteries looked after around the world by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the largest lies on the side of in Belgium.

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Members of the group lay a wreathe

Traditional dance team from Sheffield travel to Belgium to honour city victims of WWI

A traditional folk dance team travelled to Belgium to honour men from Sheffield who gave died during the First World War.

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One of the memorial trees in Western Road.

Anger at lack of 'trees' on leaflet for Western Road memorial meetings

Campaigners have accused Sheffield Council of trying to mislead the public by advertising a meeting about the future of the a living war memorial without using the word 'trees'.
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The Lord Mayor and olthers at the wreath laying ceremony at the flood memorial, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 11th March 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Paul’s churlishness reaches new depths

Paul Kenny’s churlishness reaches new depths with his spiteful comments on those few, sadly all too few, of us who attended the recent Sheffield Flood wreath-laying at Millsands.

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One of the letters from Sheffield-born Sgt Alfred Wilson to his fiancee Nora Tillson.

Search for Sheffield family of wartime sweethearts after letter discovery

An appeal to Sheffield residents to reunite letters written by two wartime sweethearts with their descendants has been launched.
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A soldier stands guard at one of the trees

Soldiers march through streets of Sheffield for centenary of war memorial trees

Nine soldiers marched through the streets of Sheffield to mark the centenary of some of the city's war memorial trees.
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Alan Story with the plaque in Western Road identifying the war memorial trees.

Sheffield Council to restore plaque identifying threatened war memorial trees

Sheffield Council has agreed to restore a plaque identifying a street of trees as war memorials - some of which it plans to cut down.
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Remembrance Sunday service at Barker's Pool, Sheffield, November 2016. Photo: Dean Atkins

PHOTOS: Sheffield shows support for servicemen and women on Remembrance Sunday

Hundreds of Sheffield people showed their support for the Armed Forces on Remembrance Day and paid tribute to those who died serving their country.

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Remembrance in Sheffield.

Sheffield to honour war dead on Remembrance Sunday

Sheffield will fall silent to honour its fallen on Remembrance Sunday, with a service at the war memorial in Barker’s Pool.

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The war memorial in Barker's Pool

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion poppies are now on sale, and their wreath laying will take place in Barker’s Pool at the 11th hour on Friday, November 11.

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Museum trustee MelSiddons collects Franciss medal from Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin at Force HQ.

Sheffield war hero's medal now pride of place in museum

A military medal mystery, solved thanks to social media, has ended with the posthumous award being "proudly" displayed.

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Lizzie on her rounds, seen in this 1916 cutting from the Sheffield Daily Independent newspaper

Meet the Sheffield elephant who inspired a whole herd

Sheffield is saying goodbye this weekend to the popular herd of elephant sculptures that have brightened up the city’s public spaces, so here's a picture of Lizzie, the elephant who inspired the idea.

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Hugh Carson in his flying uniform.  With kind permission of Hugh Carson's grandson, Professor Phil Green

Doncaster's pioneering role in World War One air warfare revealed

A new exhibition in Doncaster reveals South Yorkshire’s pivotal role in the First World War battle for the skies.

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Zeppelin raid damage to houses on Cossey Road, Sheffield

Zeppelin that rained death from the sky on Sheffield

One hundred years ago on Monday (September 26), the first Sheffielders to be killed in an air raid died when a German Zeppelin dropped bombs on the city.

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Stuart and Maude Swift on their wedding day

Barnsley soldier's moving letters about son he never saw

Sheffield Star Retro published the sad story of James Stuart Swift on January 23 as ‘War baby that a proud soldier dad never saw’.

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A/Sgt Joseph Hawtin of the 1st Gordon Highlanders served in World War One

Sheffield soldier's ultimate sacrifice at Somme

This rather splendid-looking gentleman is A/Sgt Joseph Hawtin of the 1st Gordon Highlanders, who died during the First World War.

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A hot afternoon in the trenches for the Great War Society

Rotherham looks back 100 years to Somme battle

Families can find out more about the First World War at a free activities day at Clifton Park and Museum, Rotherham

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The Fool's Gambit morris team are flying to France to remember and celebrate four dancers killed in the Battle of the Somme.

Sheffield morris dancers to visit the Somme to remember First World War dead

A group of Sheffield musicians and dancers are to travel to France to remember four morris dancers killed in the First World War.

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Joe Dunn, looks at the new house name sign on his house, at Wheel Lane, after a visit from his brother-in-law Harry Clough, who used to live in the house and who died in the battle of Bazentin. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sheffield soldier who died on the Somme remembered with name plate

A Sheffield man has restored his house to a title bestowed upon it by the sister of a soldier who died on the Somme.

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