World War One

World War One

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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The German World War One rifle grenade that was pulled out of the River Don

Sheffield volunteer discovers live World War One grenade in River Don

A selfless volunteer carried around a German World War One grenade he found in a river for 10 minutes – not knowing the device was live.

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Limited edition golden poppy

Outrage as Somme commemoration poppies flogged on eBay

Limited edition golden poppies made to mark thjose who fell on first day of Battle of the Somme are already selling on eBay - for more than ten times original value.

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VIDEO & 360 PHOTOS: Barnsley Pals back from Somme in art unveiled at centenary memorial

Barnsley Pals who died in the Battle Of The Somme 100-years ago are back home and on parade - their faces engraved on panels outside the Town Hall.
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The Somme Anniversary parade gets underway at Weston Park. Picture: Marie Caley NSST Somme Memorial MC 4

VIDEO: Sheffield pays tribute to those who died at the Somme 100 years ago today

Sheffield paid tribute to the fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives at the Somme 100 years ago.

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Sheffield train station this morning: history and the modern day meet head on as  WW1 soldiers sit next a man waiting for his train.

SOMME ANNIVERSARY: Sheffield commuters surprised by 'WW1 soldiers'

Sheffield commuters were moved this morning by WW1 soldiers sharing the station platform, marking the 100th anniversary of the The battle of Somme.
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Battle of the Somme

What was the Battle of the Somme?

Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest actions in history.

Countdown to war

Battle of the Somme 100th anniversary: Former Sheffield soldiers relive the horrors

Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the darkest days in British military history - The Battle of the Somme.

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Statue in hour of Sheffield's Women Of Steel

Medals for the Women of Steel

In reply to RG,Sheffield, (the Star, June 27, 2016) re omissions of names from the Women of Steel roll of honour, I had a different experience.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Barnsley Pals back on parade for Somme centenary

Brothers in arms Fred, Charles and Ernest Walker went over the top 100-years ago on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and like almost a million others they never came home.
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The war memorial in Barker's Pool

South Yorkshire war memorials protected to mark Somme centenary

Two South Yorkshire war memorials have received greater protected status to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme during the First World War

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The Battle of the Somme: The British Army’s darkest day

To the French it is a river. But to the British it sums up the horrors of the First World War. In the first in a week-long series marking its centenary, Chris Bond looks back at the Battle of the Somme.

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Sheffield's Women Of Steel

Women of Steel list

I would just like to thank The Star for publishing my letter on the omission of many of the Women of Steel names from the roll of honour printed in The Star’s Women of Steel special edition.

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Evacuees

Memories of an evacuee

Last week’s page 3 of Class Act on the Blitz brought back memories of the war years.

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Three Women of Steel from our family

Women of Steel

I find it odd that the names of all the recipients of the medals including those no longer with us were not read out at the unveiling ceremony or at the very least would have been included in the roll of honour list printed in the special edition of the Star.

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