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Last survivor re-lives the horrors of Passchendaele

War-weary British soldiers at Passchendaele, [of the British Empire soldiers who lost their lives during that bloody battle around were British & thousands of the SADF].

A shell-shocked British soldier captured by the Germans, 1918 (IWM)

A shell-shocked British soldier captured by the Germans, 1918 (IWM Imperial War Museum, London, England)

Billy Sing, son of a Chinese father and an English mother, William is best known as a sniper during the Gallipoli Campaign. He took at least 150 (confirmed kills) during that campaign, and may have had over 200 kills in total. When combined with his kills on the Western front his tally stands close to 300 kills.  Unfortunately after the war William was never the same, he lived the remainder of his life drifting between droving and mining displaying symptoms of what we now understand to be…

A unit of work from the Australian War Memorial about the Anzac soldier William 'Billy' Sing. A Chinese Australian from Queensland who became renowed and much respected for his skill as a sniper at Gallipoli and later on the battlefields of France.

German soldiers, the First World War roasting rats

German soldiers displaying their killed rats. The arrival of trench warfare created ideal conditions for rats, and tens of millions are said to have plagued the Western Front.

Flora Sandes - the only British woman to officially serve in WWI as a soldier although she originally she served as a nurse in the war. She got involved in a hand-to-hand combat and got wounded by a grenade. She was awarded the Order of the Karađorđe’s Star for this courageous act. Later she was Sergeant Major and then even became captain.

Flora Sandes-the only British woman to serve in combat in WWI. was the only British woman to officially serve as an infantryman in the war, the first woman to ever be commissioned as an officer in the Serbian army.