131 navy servicemen who were killed during a bombing raid during the First World War, have been remembered in a ceremony in Medway. It marks 100 years since the attack. John Ryall reports.
A ceremony was held in Winchester to commemorate the sinking of HMS Hampshire in 1916 with the loss of 737 lives - including Lord Kitchener. HMS Hampshire struck a mine and sank off the Orkney Islands.
Lord Kitchener's 'Your Country Needs You' poster inspired recruitment campaigns.
A series of weekend events took place. In Orkney, a stone wall with the names of all those lost was unveiled.
Preparations are underway to bury a soldier from Kent whose remains were discovered next to a First World War battlefield in Belgium. The soldier was killed in 1915 and although his identity is not yet known he is to be given a military funeral tomorrow with full regimental honours. Our correspondent Derek Johnson sent this report from the town of Ypres.
The UK's first national Sikh memorial in honour of those who fought during the Great War has been unveiled.
The memorial is the first of its kind and was made by a team in Basingstoke in Hampshire. The statue commemorates the 130,000 Sikh soldiers who fought in the First World War.
Major General Patrick Sanders says it is important to recognise the role of Sikh soldiers during the Great War, and to honour their bravery:
A town in Kent is honouring its links to a unique piece of wartime history. A plaque and information board in Gravesend will remember the exploits of the only German prisoner to have escaped from Britain in both world wars. Derek Johnson reports.
A hundred years ago today Norman Holbrook lead an attack on an enemy battleship, an exploit which made him the first submariner to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
Four generations of his family gathered in Gosport to mark the occasion and celebrate their illustrious ancestor. Richard Jones reports.
Kent Police are trying to find the owner of a World War One medal which was found recently in Ashford. This is likely to have high sentimental value to someone and Kent Police would like to find the owner. Anyone with information should e-mail email@example.com.
The experiences of a young soldier killed in the First World War underpins new work by the world-renowned composer and University of Southampton professor, Michael Finnissy.
Remembrance Day draws on the poetry and prose of Henry Lamont Simpson, who was an officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers, and was injured in Belgium in 1917.
He was brought back to Southampton and then treated at a military hospital in Hursley Park near Winchester. Returning to The Front in 1918, he was killed by a sniper while reconnoitring No Man’s Land. He was just 21 years old.
Professor Michael Finnissy comments:
Michael Finnissy’s piece receives its world premiere at the University’s concert venue Turner Sims on 16 November. Finnissy himself will play the solo piano part, and Henry Lamont Simpson’s great nephew will be in the audience as a special guest.