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PM and Belgian counterpart visit graves of first and last British soldiers killed in war Theresa May and the prime minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, have laid wreaths at the graves of the first and last British soldiers to be killed during the first world war at the start of a weekend of commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice. Between the firing of the bullet that killed 16-year-old John Parr from Finchley, north London, in August 1914, and the ringing out of the shot that struck down 40-year-old George Edwin Ellison from Leeds, on 11 November 1918, about 750,000 British soldiers were killed. Continue reading...