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She said: "My father, Private James Cakebread number 54352, of Albert Street, Coventry, joined the army during the 1914-18 war and was posted to the Royal Berkshire Regiment.
It is understandable that the centenary of the 1914-18 war matters profoundly to British people mindful of forebears who lost their lives in this hellish episode of blood-letting.
In General Von Kluck's war diary he magnanimously wrote: "In the whole history of the World, there is in my opinion no military feat which has ever excelled or equalled that of the First British Army in the 1914-18 War.
He issued the bonds to refinance the cost of the 1914-18 war in which 16 million died, as well as debts dating back to the Crimean and Napoleonic conflicts.
Warrior served on the front line throughout the entire 1914-18 war.
And, like many pottery manufacturers of the time, the Carlton ware factory produced many models relating to the 1914-18 war.
Isle of Man Post Office has collaborated with the German Post Office to produce a set of stamps and a specially minted coin to mark the centenary of the Christmas Day truce in the 1914-18 war.
After the 1914-18 War, all campaign awards were automatically issued by Registered Post to the medal earner, or if deceased to the Next of Kin.
He was awarded the Silver Wound Medal, 1914-18 War Medal and, after he died, his family received the Victory Medal and 1915 Star.
The Birmingham Mail is giving considerable coverage to the centenary of the Great War and this 1912 postcard of Barnt Green station, for me, captures the atmosphere of that Golden Edwardian summer before the horrors of the 1914-18 war erupted on an unsuspecting world and why, after 1914, in the words of Philip Larkin there could be 'Never such innocence again'.
Last year, the Friends of Redcar Cemetery received PS10,000 from the National Heritage Lottery Fund for a project marking 100 years since the start of the Great War, including cleaning up graves belonging to people lost in the 1914-18 war.
My mother and father ended up there when my father came home from the 1914-18 war.