Lights Out as Britain commemorates WW1

Britain's most famous landmarks including the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Gateshead's Millennium Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour last night to mark the moment Britain first declared war on Germany in 1914.

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David Cameron had five relatives killed during WW1

David Cameron had five relatives killed during the First World War.

David Cameron during a World War One service today. Credit: Russell Cheyne/PA Wire
  • Captain John Geddes, a great, great uncle killed in April 1915, name on Menin Gate - which he found last year.
  • Second Lieutenant Alistair Geddes, died June 1915 - Royal Scots Fusiliers (also a great,great uncle).
  • Captain William Henry Cameron, died December 1914 - Highland Light Infantry (also great, great uncle).
  • Captain Francis Mount, died October 1915 - Royal Berkshire regiment (also a great, great uncle).
  • Francis Ellison Levita died October 1914 (first cousin).

The Prime Minister apparently researched much of this himself, we were told at a lobby briefing.

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