Violin plays for Somme soldier
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Violin plays 100 years on for Somme soldier

The story of a violin-playing soldier who was killed on the Somme has inspired a requiem in his honour.

Montague Johnson, from Coventry, was 21 when he was killed in one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

The soldier, who was also a violinist, was remembered in a special performance which was written and performed by a theatre company from his home city.

*Footage courtesy of British Pathé

  • 06 Sep 2016
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