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Killed just a fortnight into WW1 but not forgotten

Corporal Walter George Last was one of the first British soldiers killed in the First World War.

He is buried at the St Symphorien military cemetery in Belgium, where seven of his descendants came to visit his grave for the first time today.

ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar reports:


Hague: WW1 shows peace is precious and hard-won

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague wrote on Twitter:

Leaders honour the sacrifice of 17 million in WW1

World leaders and royalty gathered at St Symphorien military cemetery in Mons, Belgium, today to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

What became known as the Great War continued for four years and claimed 17 million lives as ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports:

William and Kate, Harry and Cameron at WW1 event

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and David Cameron are among those attending a WW1 commemorative service at St Symphorien military cemetery near Mons, Belgium.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stand with Prince Harry and David Cameron at St Symphorien military cemetery.
The cemetary was chosen for the memorial events as its has a balanced number of German and Commonwealth graves.


Royals delight crowd in Belgium

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry delighted thousands of people in the main square of Mons today by making a brief appearance on the town hall balcony.

Prince Harry and the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge in Mons today Credit: EBU

The royals were in Belgium for a ceremony to mark the centenary of Britain entering the First World War.

The Duke of Cambridge was once of the speakers at the ceremony, which was attended by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, as well as other European leaders.

Wellwishers wave the Union Jack as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry appear in the main square at Mons Credit: EBU
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WW1: The West Midlands towns bombed by mistake

The great majority of the millions of casualties in the First World War were on the frontline - from the mud of Flanders to the trenches on the Somme. But sometimes civilians lost their lives too - right here in the West Midlands.

Giant airships - or zeppelins - flew over and dropped bombs. In one such air raid 35 people were killed and many more were injured when Wednesbury, Tipton and Walsall were attacked by mistake. Keith Wilkinson reports.

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