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Royal Artillery topics

Information and topics relating to the Gunners of the Royal Horse Artillery, Royal Field Artillery, and the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War. 

As I meander through research, battlefield tours and contributions to the GWF Forum, certain topics arise an interest which I record here. 


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Remembered Today: 765188 Driver John CUNNINGHAM RFA

Remembered Today: 765188 Driver John CUNNINGHAM Royal Field Artillery who died 21/03/1921 SOUTH SHIELDS (HARTON) CEMETERY United Kingdom   John Cunningham was born in Ushaw Moor, County Durham in 1877. He married Mary Jane Couch in 1898 in South Shields. The 1911 census shows John and Mary living in Westoe, South Shields, with a son and daughter. His occupation is shown as a miner.   John Cunningham's military career seems uneventful. His medial information card  shows he ser


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Unknown Warrior - N Battery RHA

On the 11th November 1920 the Unknown Warrior was interred in Westminster Abbey. The body of an unknown soldier had been selected to represent those who's final resting place was unknown to loved ones.    On the 10th November 1920 the body was brought from France on the destroyer HMS Verdun, travelling from Boulogne to Dover.      The body was then transported from Dover by train to Victoria Station arriving at Victoria Station on platform 8 at 8:32 pm, where it rem


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