One of the soldiers I’m actively researching is Private Harry Bassett, a 30-year old Birmingham born machinist who served in the South Staffordshire Regiment before emigrating to Canada. In 1901-02 […]
This is my twenty-first Who Goes There? blog post and it’s the one I’d like to solve more than any other. The granddaughter of this unknown soldier contacted me last week in […]
This list was published in the British Colonist 100 years ago today. Can you find your relative?
On August 22, 1914 Canada enacted the War Measures Act and tens of thousands of immigrants became “enemy aliens” in the eyes of their newly adopted homeland. Although these “enemy aliens” were […]
Those of us researching airmen of the First World War gained access to a new online resource when the Royal Air Force Museum launched the RAF Museum STORYVAULT archive earlier this month. The archive provides free access […]
Researching and commemorating First World War soldiers is what Doing Our Bit is all about and so yesterday I snapped up a copy of Tracing Your WW1 Military Ancestors from the publishers […]
Candid close-ups of First World War combatants are thin on the ground and so finding one taken at 5,000-feet is all the more exciting. This, and the wonderful expressions on the pilot’s faces, […]