Category Archives: WWI

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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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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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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WWI Centenary: The Path that led from the Playing Fields to Flanders Fields

Here is a good newspaper article in today’s Online Telegraph by Jeremy Paxman looking at “The Path that led from the Playing Fields to Flanders Fields”. It especially examines the role of the public schools in England the role they … Continue reading

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Scottish Military Wills – Tips for Searching, Using the Results and Workarounds

Let’s take a closer look at the Scottish Soldiers wills so proudly announced as being available on ScotlandsPeople in the last post I made so we understand how and why the records were created, collected and how to search them … Continue reading

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News Release: Historical Wills of Scottish Soldiers Go Online

Historical Wills of Scottish Soldiers Go Online The last wishes of Scottish soldiers at the Front: The National Records of Scotland release Soldiers’ Wills from WW1, WW2, the Boer War, Korean War and other conflicts between 1857 and 1964 The … Continue reading

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WWI Soldiers – Online records – pt3 case study William Henry Milner

British Army WWI Pension Records – “Unburnt Series” – WO364. This set of records is incorrectly called the pension records for they are not pension records in the classic sense. After the destruction of many of the Army records during … Continue reading

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