Category Archives: Military

Remembering those who died on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme – 1 July 1916

100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme Today I want to remember two of my great-uncles Corporal Robert Finnegan and Private John Finnegan. Robert Finnegan died 100 years ago today on 1 July 1916, during the first day of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Simon Wills.

Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians. By Simon Wills. Published by Pen & Sword Family History, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2AS, UK www.pen-and-sword.co.uk. US Distributor: CasemateIPM 908 Darby Road, Havertown PA 19083. www.casemateipm.com. … Continue reading

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Book Review: A List of the Officers of the British Army to August 1755 edited and annotated by Nicholas Steward

A List of the Officers of the British Army to August 1755 (with an Appendix to October 1755). Edited and Annotated by Nicholas Steward. Published by Steward Archives, Salem, MA www.stewardarchives.com 2015. xxxi, 261 pp. Index. Softcover $17.95. This is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracing Your Naval Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians by Simon Fowler

Tracing Your Naval Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians. By Simon Fowler. Published by Pen & Sword Family History, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2AS, UK. www.pen-and-sword.co.uk. ₤12.99. US Distributor: Casemate Publishing, 1016 Warrior Road, Drexel Hill, PA … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday – Soldiers Who Died in World War One

Today is Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November each year. It is the day originally to remember all those who died in World War One. Following is a list of my own relatives on my family tree who I … Continue reading

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Index to my Military Blog Posts

Index to my Military related Blog Posts – On Friday of this week I am doing a three-hour workshop on tracing your British Army ancestors at the British Isles Family History Society of Great Ottawa conference in Ottawa, Canada. In … Continue reading

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Searching “Soldiers Died in the Great War”

Soldiers Died in the Great War and Officers Died in the Great War are two sources to use for those who died during the war, after one has done a search of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission site, explained in … Continue reading

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Guardian Newspaper publishes collection of Untold Stories of World War One

The Guardian Newspaper has just published online a collection of “Untold Stories of the War” referring to World War One. These short stories are told by twelve familiar British authors: Jeremy Paxman – HMS Audacious sunk on 27 October 1914 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracing your Army Ancestors. Second Edition. By Simon Fowler

Tracing Your Army Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians. Second Edition. By Simon Fowler. Published by Pen & Sword Family History, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2AS, UK www.pen-and-sword.co.uk. US Distributor: CasemateAthena 908 Darby Road, Havertown PA 19083. … Continue reading

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World War I Publications on Sale

Naval and Military Press has just released a Special Great War Catalog with over 400 titles in this one publication. It provides a full range of Divisional Histories all at 50% off. There are numerous Regimental and Official Histories, contemporary … Continue reading

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