Tag Archives: WW1

Remembering Christmas During the Great War – Television Advert

As we move towards Christmas retailers are releasing their Christmas adverts. I saw the one for John Lewis last week and thought it was long and very sweet, but the advert I am about to share is my one of … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of William James West

William James West 1898 – 1918Image from the family collection of Julie Goucher As we commemorate the beginning of the Great War. Today I am remembering my Grandfather’s first Cousin, William James West (1898 – 1918). The Lives of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tip ~ Where Family History and Local History Unite*

Image courtesy of the Project via Facebook I recently spent some time on the newly launched site Lives of the First World War, a joint effort between the Imperial War Museum and FindmyPast. On the day it was announced I … Continue reading

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Military Monday ~ Letters to an Unknown Soldier – Paddington Station, London

War memorial Paddington station© Ceridwen The statue shown here is from London Paddington Station. It was built to commemorate members of the 100 members of Great Western Railway Company staff who perished in the First World War. The Letter to an … Continue reading

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Wedding Wednesday – Frederick William Wait & Bertha Agnes Turner 1917

So, Who was Fred?….. This was a question that I strove to answer back in December 2011 when I showed this picture on Guildford & District Blog A search of the Marriages for a B Turner in Guildford 1916+ to … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of William James West (1898 – 1918)

In Remembrance of William James West William James West was born in Aldershot Hampshire in 1898, the son of William Arthur West, a military man and, Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). I had always known that my Grandfather’s first cousin had died in … Continue reading

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Strangers in a Strange Land Belgian Refugees 1914 – 1918

Written to accompany the exhibition of the same name located in the In Flanders Field Museum in Ieper this book tells the fascinating account of the people of Belgium. Thousands of Belgians fled their homeland to avoid the occupation of … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Happy New Year From the Front 1916

Purchased for my Guildford & District Collection So, Who was Fred?….. A search of the Marriages for a B Turner in Guildford 1916+ to a Fred revealed one such entry. The marriage of Bertha A Turner to Frederick W Wait … Continue reading

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Lest we Forget…..William James West

Just joining the new weekly 100 words challenge for Grown ups and a straight prompt which is below. For more details click HERE lest we forget….. I look at the photograph of a young, handsome man. There is something about … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of William James West (1898 – 1918)

In Remembrance of William James West William James West was born in Aldershot Hampshire in 1898, the son of William Arthur West, a military man and, Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). I had always known that my Grandfather’s first cousin had died in … Continue reading

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