WWI

New Soldiers Make WWI Pilgrimage: Taking The Route To War

Soldiers from the North East of England followed the same route troops would have taken to go to war in 1918.

A group of soldiers from the North East of England have undertaken a World War One pilgrimage to London.

They boarded a train filled with passengers to follow the same route that soldiers would have taken to go to war 100 years ago.

The 10 young soldiers on board were from the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, in North Yorkshire.

In 1918, they could have been on their way to war.

Lieutenant Hugh Risk, an instructor at the Infantry Training Centre, said if he was of age at the time he would have wanted to enlist.

"I would have been equally keen to get abroad and perform my duty"

A soldier from the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick pays tribute to the fallen, after a special train journey to London.

A two-minute silence and then the Last Post echoed throughout King's Cross station. 

As the piper made his way along the platform, even the busiest of commuters stopped for a moment to reflect.

Piper performs last post at Kings Cross Station
Passengers paid their respects as a piper performed the Last Post at King's Cross Station.