In June 1916, two divisions, the 16th (Irish) Division and the 36th (Ulster) had taken their place along the Western Front in France for a major summer offence.

Football fans are often referred to as travelling armies. This summer tens of thousands of fans from both parts of Ireland will journey to France for (...)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission says it made right call in 1992 to change the name on a headstone from an unknown Irish Guards lieutenant to that of Lieut John Kipling.

The grave of Irish Guards Lieut John Kipling, the son of writer Rudyard Kipling, is correctly identified, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC(...)

August 1960: George Harrison (second right), Paul McCartney (centre),   Stuart Sutcliffe (fourth left) and Pete Best (right)  of the Beatles’ then current line-up, with members of their touring party, at the Arnhem-Oostberbeek War Cemetery, the Netherlands,  as the band journeyed from Liverpool to Hamburg. File photograph: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Researchers claim to have discovered the first World War grave of the grandfather of former Beatle George Harrison in northern France. Pte Henry Harr(...)

British author  Rudyard Kipling. Photograph: EO Hoppe/MansellGetty Images

When the first World War broke out in August 1914, Rudyard Kipling felt horribly vindicated. The poet of Empire believed Britain’s army was pitifully (...)