Tracing your Great War Ancestors The SommeTracing your Great War Ancestors The Somme



If you want to find out about an ancestor who served on the Somme during the First World War during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 or at any time during the fighting in this sector of the Western Front this book is the ideal guide.

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473876804

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If you want to find out about an ancestor who served on the Somme during the First World War during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 or at any time during the fighting in this sector of the Western Front this book is the ideal guide. It provides practical information and advice on how to conduct your research. It will help you to discover when and where your ancestors served and give you an insight into his experience of the war. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting on the Somme, introducing the many historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. He identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and Imperial War Museum and the many online sites that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.

Tracing Your Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine CampaignsTracing Your Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns



... Your East End AncestorsTracing Your Edinburgh AncestorsTracing Your
First World War AncestorsTracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Gallipoli
Campaign • Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The SommeTracing Your Great
War ...

Author: Stuart Hadaway

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473897274

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Page: 176

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Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestors actions, experiences and achievements. Their wartime lives were very different to those who served on the Western Front, and yet have never before been explored from this angle.Hundreds of thousands of British and Imperial troops fought in the Western Desert, Sinai Desert, Palestine, the Jordan Valley and Syria. They served in conditions quite unlike those more familiarly faced in France and Flanders, with everyday challenges to survival including the heat, lack of water, hostile wildlife and rampant disease. The fighting too was of a different character, with more open, sweeping campaigns across desert and mountains, and comparatively little systematic trench warfare.As well as giving the reader a vivid impression of the experience of wartime service in the region, Stuart Hadaways handbook provides a guide to the main sources, archives and websites that researchers can consult to get an insight into their ancestors role and their contribution to the war effort.

Tracing your Great War Ancestors YpresTracing your Great War Ancestors Ypres



Tracing Your Army Ancestors Simon Fowler • Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors
Robert Burlison • Tracing Your Yorkshire ... Ancestors Mike Royden • Tracing
Your Scottish Ancestors Ian Maxwell • Tracing British Battalions on the Somme
Ray ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473823709

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Page: 160

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Do you have an ancestor who served at Ypres in the First World War, during the four years in which the city was in the front line? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields nearby and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where your ancestor served and what part he played in the four great battles that took place there???So many British soldiers served in Flanders during the long struggle to defend the Ypres Salient and to break out of it that there is a good chance that your ancestor was there at some stage of the war. This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the city and the stories of the men who took part in it. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.??Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting around the city and he introduces the most important historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. The book identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, together with the many resources online that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.

Tracing Your Great War AncestorsTracing Your Great War Ancestors



Format: PAL * Tim Saunders explains the process of 'Finding Uncle Bill', so that others can take their genealogy beyond a simple family tree to a visiting the Western Front, to find their ancestors. * Contributions from expert genealogist ...

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Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 1848843399

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Never before have so many resources been available to the family historian tracing Great War ancestors, both online and locally but the past dearth of easily accessible material has now been replaced by a blizzard of information that needs its own skills to navigate. Expert genealogist Simon Fowler shows Richard Hone the ropes, with some surprising results. Armed with details of Richard's great uncle William Pye's service between 1914 and 1918, the film sets out with battlefield historian Tim Saunders to 'Find Uncle Bill' and trace his war on the Western Front to his death just weeks before the Armistice. Their journey takes them from his first battle at Loos, via the Somme and Passchendaele, to his last battle and lost grave in the Ypres Salient. In 'Uncle Bill's Medals', Phil Mussel explains which campaign medals that the five million British and Empire soldiers who fought in the Great War would have been entitled to as a result of their active service.Former soldier, military vehicle expert and presenter for Battlefield History TV, Richard Hone has his origins firmly in Sunderland.Family member William Pye, Richard's Great Uncle Bill, died in the Great War somewhere on the Western Front. With his passion for military history, he sets out to trace the war time service of his Great Uncle Bill on the battlefields of France and Flanders in what is a highly personal journey.Author, military historian and battlefield guide Tim Saunders uses his knowledge as a battlefield historian to show Richard Hone how to use the various sources available to track down and locate the battlefields where his great Uncle fought on the Western Front.

Tracing Your Poor AncestorsTracing Your Poor Ancestors



... History Web Directory Tracing British Battalions on the Somme Tracing Great
War Ancestors Tracing History Through Title Deeds Tracing Secret Service
Ancestors Tracing the Rifle Volunteers Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors Tracing
Your ...

Author: Stuart A Raymond

Publisher: Pen and Sword Family History

ISBN: 9781526742964

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Page: 200

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Many people in the past – perhaps a majority – were poor. Tracing our ancestors amongst them involves consulting a wide range of sources. Stuart Raymond’s handbook is the ideal guide to them. He examines the history of the poor and how they survived. Some were supported by charity. A few were lucky enough to live in an almshouse. Many had to depend on whatever the poor law overseers gave them. Others were forced into the Union workhouse. Some turned to a life of crime. Vagrants were whipped and poor children were apprenticed by the overseers or by a charity. Paupers living in the wrong place were forcibly ‘removed’ to their parish of settlement. Many parishes and charities offered them the chance to emigrate to North America or Australia. As a result there are many places where information can be found about the poor. Stuart Raymond describes them all: the records of charities, of the poor law overseers, of poor law unions, of Quarter Sessions, of bankruptcy, and of friendly societies. He suggests many other potential sources of information in record offices, libraries, and on the internet.

First World War Army Service RecordsFirst World War Army Service Records



APPENDIX 3 FURTHER READING AND WEBSITES Books Post - First World War
Records of Service The records of ... Soldiers Killed on the First Day of the
Somme ( 1977 ) A . Bevan , Tracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives ( 7th
 ...

Author: William Spencer

Publisher: National Archives UK

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132286951

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Page: 160

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The National Archives' celebrated First World War holdings include personal files of officers and other ranks, campaign medals, gallantry and meritorious service awards, courts martial and casualty lists. Its remarkable collection has records of Dominion forces and the Indian Army, the WAAC, the Royal Flying Corps and RAF, as well as auxiliary and nursing services. Over 10,000 individual unit war diaries cover all operational theatres of the British Army, while original trench maps illustrates areas from the Western Front to Salonica, Gallipoli to Mesopotamia, Palestine to Italy.

Tracing Your Ancestors in the National ArchivesTracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives



You can also find operational records of later wars in the National Archives : a
research guide is available at the National Archives or ... 1839 – 1915 ) Soldiers
Died in the Great War 1914 – 19 ( CD - Rom , Naval and Military Press ) Official
histories History of the Great ... and Loos ( Sir James Edmonds ) 1916 – Vol I : Sir
Douglas Haig ' s Command to the ist July : Battle of the Somme ( Sir James
Edmonds ) ...

Author: Amanda Bevan

Publisher: National Archives UK

ISBN: UOM:39015064802500

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Page: 566

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The new edition of the essential family history title: the only exhaustive guide to The National Archives holdings.

Tracing Your Saskatchewan AncestorsTracing Your Saskatchewan Ancestors



Index to Canadian Service Records of the South African War ( 1899 - 1902 ) Held
at the National Archives of Canada . ... The Somme Battlefields . ... The Register
of the Name of Those Who Fell in the Great War and are Buried in Cemeteries in
the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta Canada . ... Municipal Records 1872
1876 1883 Dominion Lands Act and Tracing Your Saskatchewan Ancestors 117.

Author: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

Publisher: Regina : Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

ISBN: WISC:89082482886

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Page: 128

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This book contains detailed explanations about each record group showing when and why they were created, where you will find them today and how and why you would want to access them. In addition, there are chapters or sections devoted to federal records such as immigration, military, naturalization and National Registration.

Stand To Stand To



It is a most readable account of a battalion at war and whilst not having a great
number of personal accounts still achieves a front - line feel . ... Ann Clayton
FAMILY HISTORY SIMON FOWLER : Tracing Your Army OLD FRIEND REVISED
Ancestors . ... Appendices exploring Army Service The book opens with a '
Somme Diary ' - a Numbers , Problem Solving , National daily summary of events
and ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133489430

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Army Service Records of the First World WarArmy Service Records of the First World War



Simon Fowler, Stuart Tamblin, William Spencer, Great Britain. ... Chapter 2 : Other
sources at the Public Record Office Having found your army service record , how
can you discover more about what your ancestor did in the First World War ? ...
The first day of the Somme ( PRO Publications , 1996 ) includes the attestation
papers of Private James Barnes of the 11th ... diaries are one of the most
important sources to be found at the PRO for family historians trying to trace their
ancestor's ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Kew, Richmond, Surrey : PRO

ISBN: MINN:31951P00769176K

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Page: 77

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This revised edition offers an introduction to the surviving service record for World War I non-commissioned officers and ordinary soldiers. It includes the 1998 release of service records for officers, with detailed explanations and illustrations of the most common forms to be found among the records. It reveals how to search the Medal Rolls for awards for gallantry and for service, as well as describing other sources that can be used to track and illuminate an individual's war service, notably war diaries, trench maps and major collections outside the Public Record Office.

Miners in the Great WarMiners in the Great War



Whether working below and above ground at collieries or as part of the armed forces, miners played a very significant role during the Great War of 1914-18, a total contribution that deserves to be told.

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

ISBN: 1473827264

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Page: 192

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At the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, despite many difficulties and falling manpower, coalmining was the most important industry in Great Britain. It employed around a million persons in well over 3,000 pits ranging from small hillside drift mines with a few hands to substantial collieries with workforces and pit communities the size of villages and small towns. A few months into the conflict, Lloyd George in a patriotic speech to a coal conference proclaimed that coal was 'everything for us, the country's life and blood, its international coinage'. As well as digging coal for the war effort, often in dreadful and dangerous conditions, miners demonstrated 'their old work in a new guise' when serving in huge numbers during the Great War. Thousands voluntarily swapped the pit for what many thought would be a better and safer option, around a quarter of a million enlisting by 1915; and about one in five of all military volunteers came from the coalfields of England, Scotland and Wales, an astonishing proportion. The massive response to the Call for Arms was most obvious in industrial areas where the so-called 'Pals battalions' were established and it was these recruits who suffered so heavily during the disastrous Somme offensive of 1916. The sheer number and range of gallantry awards including several VCs - also testify to the immense contribution of former miners. The many thousands of pitmen who paid the ultimate price are inscribed on public war memorials in coalfield communities, often dominating the listings. Such was the response from large pits that many others are commemorated on memorials specially erected by colliery and coal companies, one the earliest in the village of Brampton in South Yorkshire on behalf of Cortonwood Colliery. Whether working below and above ground at collieries or as part of the armed forces, miners played a very significant role during the Great War of 1914-18, a total contribution that deserves to be told.

Army Records for Family HistoriansArmy Records for Family Historians



Simon Fowler, William Spencer, Great Britain. ... Garth Thomas Tracing Your
West Indian Ancestors by Guy Grannum Sources for Labour History by Simon
Fowler Protestant Nonconformity ... of the First World War by Simon Fowler ,
William Spencer and Stuart Tamblin Records of Merchant Shipping and Seamen
by Kelvin Smith ... The first day of the Somme ( PRO , 1998 ) Battlefront : 6th
November 1917.

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: WISC:89080425606

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Page: 154

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A guide to the most heavily-used records in the Public Record Office, this revised edition offers clear and comprehensive advice on tracing army ancestors from the 17th to the 20th centuries. It now includes detailed case studies and full coverage of medals and awards.

Ghana NewsletterGhana Newsletter



RECRUITMENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR NO GHANAIAN WANTED TO
FIGHT JOS MOERKAMP British Colonial ... will with burning curiosity trace how
great the courage of their forefathers was , who lived in the dramatic days of war
and danger . It is up to you to see to it that your posterity will conclude with pride
and respect from the annals of the Gold Coast , that their ancestors held ... In an
offensive against the Germans 420 , 000 British lost their lives in the Battle of the
Somme .

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The Letters of Civis on Indian AffairsThe Letters of Civis on Indian Affairs



They fondly cherish the memory of their independence , and still talk of the deeds
of their ancestors . ... In their very name they trace an image of their former power
. ... I have great faith in the efficacy of “ household words . ... He did not talk of the
Somme or the Aisne , of the Ardennes , the Marne , or the Aube : he appealed at
once to the inhabitants of ... In our present relation towards the Mahrattas , such
an appeal to them would be more likely to act as a war - cry against us than as a
 ...

Author: Henry Russell

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ISBN: BL:A0022189869

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Page: 104

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The ArgonautThe Argonaut



The White House My Second Year of the War Raphael Weill & Co. ... By William
R. Year of the Great War , ” etc. ... The author writes with the graphical sketch
marked by a real spiritual GARFIELD 2042 insight and without a trace of the
artificial ... the virtues of the Mikado's ancestors , ' each Submit at once , one of
whom was ' the son of Adam , the son habit , as in the ... but the fundamental
concepts of neitemplating a visit to the Islands , and an exof the Somme he and
they all kneeled ...

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ISBN: SRLF:C0000057588

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The examinerThe examiner



All, I think, before whom my letters in our columns may have come must have felt
that the great o jcct which I have had in ... traced, are more names, and that their
science rests in set upon nothing if a Conscious Personal Will is excluded from
the ... may tend to produce diversity 9 interests and com licated political relations,
the ultimate issue of which may be war; ... to number up all the misfortunes of
themselves and their descendants, as though no such misfortunes could happen
or ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924066344338

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