Category Archive: History

Nov 07

Remembrance Sunday: Remembering Fromelles

As a nation we have a duty to honour those who have given their lives for our country. On Remembrance Sunday this weekend, we will remember the millions of servicemen who have fought for our freedom. In the hundredth year since the start of the First World War many of us will remember the 10 …

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Aug 18

LGC scientists attend ‘deeply moving’ Fromelles memorial ceremony

The Battle for Fromelles took place on July 19 1916. It resulted in the death of 4000 British and commonwealth soldiers and has consequently become known as the worst 24 hours in Australian history. Since 2009, LGC scientists have worked alongside the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Oxford Archaeology to identify the fallen soldiers. So …

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Apr 28

A further twenty Fromelles soldiers identified

In April 2014, defence officials confirmed that a further 20 soldiers killed in the Battle of Fromelles have been identified. Since 2009, LGC has worked closely with the Australian and British governments, Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the MoD to recover and then use DNA samples to identify soldiers. The recent developments brings the total number of soldiers …

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May 18

A trip to our scientific past – some nostalgic, funny & fascinating pics!

LGC has been around since 1842 so we have a treasure trove of photos, reviews, journals and handwritten calibration charts in beautiful copperplate, all hidden away in our archives. I’ve had a rummage around and dug up some fascinating pics, so I thought I’d share them with you. What better way to spend a Friday afternoon?! Click …

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