Centenary News in Brief: 14th - 20th June 2014

Posted on centenarynews.com on 20 June 2014
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Centenary News in Brief this week includes: Watford Football Club's new away kit marks the Centenary; the only Australian horse to return from the First World War is honoured; America's World War One Historical Association will mark the Archduke's assassination; and the National Memorial Arboretum in England will hold a First World War poetry evening.

Watford FC

The English team Watford FC have unveiled a new away kit which is being used to help remember the club's 12 men who served during the First World War.

The black and white kit echoes that of a century ago, with £1 from each purchase being donated to the Royal British Legion.

Australian warhorse

Australia's most famous warhorse - Sandy - will be honoured with a memorial at his burial ground in Maribyrnog.

Sandy was the only one of Australia's 169,000 horses who were sent off to war to return. A $17,622 grant from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program has made the construction of a memorial possible.

World War One Historical Association

On the Centenary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination - 28th June 2014 - America's World War One Historical Assocation will be holding a "special observance" of the anniversary at Arlington Community Church.

A panel made of of the Associtation's members will represent the nations of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Russia, Serbia and the United Kingdom and explain each country’s perspectives and responses to the assassination.

Further information is available here.

National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is holding a First World War poetry recital evening on the 11th July 2014.

Hosted by poet Paul Thornber, the event will be held a the Millenium Chapel.

Further information is available here.

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News