1914 to 1916

THIS WEEK IN 1995: Old soldiers are still sharp shooters

A First World War veteran came face to face with a team which recreated the times in which he fought during a visit to Portsdown Hill.

The Denmead and Hambledon Home Guard in August, 1944 - captured outside Jubilee House, Ashling. Can you name anyone?

Can you identify men who served in the Hambledon and Denmead Home Guard?

CHARITY trustees are on a mission to immortalise the memory of a group of noble wartime volunteers – and they need your help.

Youngsters from France, Germany and Gosport feature in a previous rendition of Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

European schoolchildren set to unite for First World War spectacular in Gosport

SCHOOLCHILDREN from a trio of nations will join forces for the finale of a touring show.


Lottery grants available for First World War community initiatives

AN MP has urged community groups to apply for money to unearth First World War stories.


Portsmouth WW1 cenotaph cleaned for Battle of the Somme memorial service

THE Battle of the Somme is one of the most infamous and devastating tragedy’s in history with families across Europe suffering heartache.

Musician Richard Sharp with Marian Le May

Tambourine from Battle of Jutland finds a new home with the Royal Marines

A MILITARY tambourine used by a veteran who survived the Battle of Jutland has been returned to the Royal Marines.

Troops going over the top at the start of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 during a training exercise behind the lines

Another two months will see us back in dear old England...

Michael Davison found his father Harry’s captivating letters to his wife as the world commemorated the start of the First World War. They were in one of her drawers.

A Portsmouth Grammar School class in 1914, the year the First World War started

Five Portsmouth Grammar School pupils killed at the Battle of Jutland

It is not known how many former pupils of Portsmouth Grammar School took part in the Battle of Jutland, but at least 13 were mentioned in Admiral Sir John Jellicoe’s despatches.

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The Portsmouth Grammar School library where Francis Harvey debated the ethics of war. All pictures courtesy of Portsmouth Grammar School.

VC hero from Portsmouth sacrificed himself to save 1,000 shipmates at Jutland

As Portsmouth’s oldest school it comes as no surprise that former pupils of Portsmouth Grammar School have taken part in every major war and most major battles since its foundation, and the largest naval battle of the First World War – Jutland – is no exception.

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