LiveGwent remembers the First World War

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  • Remembrance events being held across Gwent
  • Services will mark 100 years on from Britain's entry into the First World War

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Then and now: The 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment marching from their barracks on Stow Hill, Newport, 1914:

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South Wales Argus: A mass of ceramic poppies form part of an art installation at the Tower of London marking the centenary of the First World War

A mass of ceramic poppies form part of an art installation at the Tower of London marking the centenary of the First World War.

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The Mayor of Newport, Matthew Evans led and dignitaries at today's First World War memorial service at the Civic Centre.

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Will you be turning your lights out this evening and lighting a candle to remember the First World War? Let us know and send a picture of your tribute to newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk or tweet @southwalesargus

 

 

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You can read 'Gwent's Great War' our 48-page supplement online here:

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ARGUS COMMENT: At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them

ONE hundred years ago today, Britain entered into a war that would change the world forever. More...

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FIRST minister, Carwyn Jones, will be joining dignitaries across Wales to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War today.  More..

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The Argus reported the German invasion of France:

It is evident that Germany’s preparations were in a more advanced state than was previously announced, France was attacked without a formal declaration of war and in spite of the country’s evident desire to avoid conflict as long as there was any possibility of a peaceful solution. More...

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Among events being held today in Gwent will be a remembrance service at the cenotaph in Cwm at 4pm.

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And how we reported the war's outbreak 100 year's ago:

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Here's our front page today:

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Free inside today's South Wales Argus is a special 48-page commemorative supplement, Gwent's Great War. The supplement has Argus archive material and readers' family stories.

Gwent’s Great War is sponsored by the Celtic Manor Resort, the University of South Wales, Newport Transport, Gwent Police, Admiral and South Wales Fire & Rescue.

The Argus is donating 25% of revenue from the supplement to the Royal British Legion’s Gwent Poppy Appeal - just over £3,200.

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South Wales Argus: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be at a ceremony at St Symphorien military cemetery near Mons

Royalty, political leaders and families of the fallen will unite in Belgium and the UK today in marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be at a ceremony at St Symphorien military cemetery near Mons (pictured).

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12:09pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Evil Flanker says...

Bless them all, without whom our lives would be very different.

I salute all the brave men that faught for my freedoms, that I prey no-one may take away.
Bless them all, without whom our lives would be very different. I salute all the brave men that faught for my freedoms, that I prey no-one may take away. Evil Flanker
  • Score: 12

6:31pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

In my house I will be observing the 10.00pm to 11.00pm 'lights out' remembrance tonight. Two of my grandmother's brothers were killed in the first world war:

One with the 1st Monmouthshire regiment at the second battle of Ypres on 8th May 1915. I presume he was literally blown to smithereens, as he has no grave and is, instead, commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.

The second was killed in the battle of the Somme in 1916 - the deadliest day in the history of the British army in which 60,000 British soldiers were killed in one day all for the gain of a few yards of mud.

I would like to think their spirits live on and are watching over us.
In my house I will be observing the 10.00pm to 11.00pm 'lights out' remembrance tonight. Two of my grandmother's brothers were killed in the first world war: One with the 1st Monmouthshire regiment at the second battle of Ypres on 8th May 1915. I presume he was literally blown to smithereens, as he has no grave and is, instead, commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres. The second was killed in the battle of the Somme in 1916 - the deadliest day in the history of the British army in which 60,000 British soldiers were killed in one day all for the gain of a few yards of mud. I would like to think their spirits live on and are watching over us. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 6

6:34pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

It also feels especially poignant because I live in the same house that they were born and brought up in - so the very least I can do is ensure that this house pays respect to their memory tonight.
It also feels especially poignant because I live in the same house that they were born and brought up in - so the very least I can do is ensure that this house pays respect to their memory tonight. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 6

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