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Full honours at last for Calne soldier

A soldier from Calne who died during the First World War and was buried under a civilian gravestone is finally to have full honours. Ernest Bennett, who died on Christmas Day 1916 of an illness after being discharged as unfit for service, received a full military funeral. However, he was buried in Trowbridge Cemetery withoutContinue Reading

Experiencing the Great War in Calne

A moving exhibition of the soldiers of Calne and District who lost their lives in the First World War officially opened last week. Calne Heritage Centre is almost unrecognisable after being transformed to resemble a war trench for the exhibition, which coincides with the release of The Great War: Calne District Soldiers, by Hilmarton authorContinue Reading

Legacy of the Fallen lives on in Calne

An exhibition bringing the Great War to life will open at Calne Heritage Centre on Wednesday. Richard Broadhead, of Hilmarton, has created a display of photographs and documents about soldiers from Calne and the surrounding villages who fought in the First World War. The display coincides with the launch of Mr Broadhead’s latest book, CalneContinue Reading