On November 9, 1914 Lance Corporal Edward Henry Dobson died of wounds suffered during the First Battle of Ypres. He was my great-grandfather’s younger half-brother and barely 20 years of age. Ironically my […]
I was recently contacted by the Pilmeny Youth Centre in Edinburgh regarding their new project entitled Remembering the Leith Battalion – Gretna 1915-2015. Their younger members, as well as local […]
On the weekend I received my copy of Musselburgh Roll of Honour, a recently published book commemorating the nearly 600 men and women from Musselburgh who died during the Great War. […]
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 […]
Today I’m sharing a wonderful three-page article by an “Old Sweat” from the First World War. Unfortunately the author is unknown however his reminisces would suggest he was in the Cavalry and chose to put his thoughts on paper some years after the war. It’s possible the piece was written for a […]
On July 8th the Commonwealth War Graves Commission made a significant update to their website to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. For those of us researching soldiers the most welcome […]
Take a moment to watch this beautiful animation by Aardman to commemorate the First World War and the opening of the Imperial War Museum’s new First World War Galleries in London on July 19, 2014. Wonderful!
Lives of the First World War, the Imperial War Museum’s permanent digital memorial to 8 million individuals, provides everyone with the opportunity to remember those who served. I had an opportunity […]
UPDATE: The Canadian Attestation papers were added to Lives of the First World War on May 23rd! I’ve updated my Soldiers I’m Related to page with links to those who […]
A tribute to my grandfather’s cousin, Lt. George Geoffrey May, who died at Vimy on the morning of April 9, 1917.