I visited Derry a few weeks ago for another round of Siege of Derry app testing. In between circuits of the walls I was able to visit the city’s First World War memorials to see if I could discover my great-uncle’s inscription. I visited the beautifully restored St Columb’s Cathedral and was able to locate the First World War memorial half way down the north aisle. The memorial consists of a bronze plaque surrounded by carved white stone. I read the list of the names of soldiers who died during the war and found my uncle’s name; Robert Hamilton. Above the list, the dedication reads: Continue reading “First World War Memorials Derry”
More than half of young Britons are unable to name the years the First World War started and ended, according to a survey which highlights a “shaky” grasp of even basic details about the conflict.