Arthur Harris – Camborne

Remembrance Sunday 2020 brought some fresh news of events of 100 years ago. The great niece of one of the men who joined the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) under Dr William Blackwood in 1914 came forward with information about Arthur Harris, her great uncle, who was sadly killed on 8 July 1917. Arthur, a […]

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Laying a wreath on Dr William Blackwood’s grave

Remembrance Sunday 2020: laying a wreath on the grave of Dr William Blackwood in Camborne – a World War One hero by anyone’s standards.  Click here to watch. In 1914 Dr Blackwood led a group of local miners out to the Western Front. They served throughout the war in the 25th Field Ambulance (Royal Army […]

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Remembering great bravery

A local doctor made a passionate speech on a cold winter’s day in December 1920 when the War Memorial was unveiled in the village of Praze, west Cornwall, in memory of the 23 young men from the parish of Crowan who died in World War One. This was Dr. William Blackwood of Camborne who had […]

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