Ieper

Albert William Venus died at Bellewaarde Ridge (via the Hull Daily Mail)

6 British Soldier of World War I were buried today in Ieper

The remains of Gunners Joseph William Rowbottom and Albert William Venus, along with the unknown remains of four other soldiers of the Great War were buried today at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ieper Town Cemetery Extension, Ieper, Belgium on April 20, 2016.  Both Gunners Joseph W. Rowbottom (born 1888) and Albert W. Venus (born 1893) …

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John Henry Stephen Dimmer (Credits: Andy Arnold)

This officer served his machine gun.. until he had been shot five times – Jack Dimmer VC

A few years ago I worked for the London Borough of Merton. Based at the Civic Centre in Morden, for nearly two years every day I walked past a small plaque in the foyer to Lieutenant Colonel John Dimmer, VC. I was recently reminded of this when I picked up a set of VC winner …

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