Tag Archives : First World War


Plymouth to commemorate Battle of the Somme centenary

Civic and military dignitaries, service personnel, veterans, school pupils and members of the public will gather on Plymouth Hoe early on Friday 1 July to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. A two-minute silence will take place at 7.30am – the time when, 100 years ago, 22 divisions of the British Army on […]


Plympton Library pays tribute to local soldiers who died in WWI

Plympton Library has been paying tribute to local soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War. Staff used the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and other online resources including Find My Past and Ancestry (which are both available for free in Plymouth libraries) to research the lives of servicemen who had a link with […]


Plymouth service will commemorate First World War

A commemoration service will take place on Plymouth Hoe on Monday 4 August to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War. Organised by Plymouth City Council the service will bring together communities and visitors from across the city to commemorate the lives of those who fought and died in the First […]