Paving stone unveiled in honour of First World War hero in Hunslet

A unique tribute has been unveiled this week to a First World War soldier from Hunslet who was awarded a Victoria Cross (VC) for his outstanding courage under fire. As part of a special service, family members of Private William Boynton Butler were joined by city representatives including the Lord Mayor Councillor Jane Dowson and…

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Object of the week- Portrait of Jogendra Sen

Among the huge array of objects which make up Leeds City Museum’s In Their Footsteps exhibition, there are many stirring examples of courage and heroism. But in some ways, the story of Jogendra Sen epitomises the selflessness and dedication shown by the Leeds soldiers who gave their lives on the battlefields of the First…

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Object of the week- The Somme medal

Presented to a Leeds First World War veteran, The Somme Medal is a moving reminder of the immense courage shown by those who fought in one of history’s bloodiest battles. The medal recently went on display as part of Leeds City Museum’s In Their Footsteps exhibition as the city commemorates 100 years since The…

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