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Richmond WW1 Diary 25 February 1915

A local hero At Givenchy on 25 February 1915 Lieutenant Leonard Terrance Despicht of Kew was leading several soldiers in a storming party at Givenchy. He was buried by the explosion of a shell, dug out, but immediately shot. Despite his wounds, Leonard crawled to a position to continue conducting the operation. ┬áHe was awarded…

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Richmond commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

Today, 27 January, is the UK’s official Holocaust Memorial Day. The date marks the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945, at the end of the Second World War. The annual event was established to commemorate the victims of the Nazi holocaust, including six million Jews, Roma, and gay people, and victims of all subsequent…