A Princess Mary Gift Fund Box was a treasured possession of many veteran soldiers of the First World War, here we look at what the box contained, who received them and how many were sent out.
Month: November 2016
QUICK GUIDE TO – Researching YOUR Somme Tommy.
The Battle of the Somme was Britain’s biggest and bloodiest battle and there is a high chance that a member of your family fought there. Helen Tovey, Editor of ‘Family Tree Magazine’ runs through 16 key sources that can help you trace them in WW1. READ M
The Unknown Warrior: Gone, But Never Forgotten
The Unknown Warrior is a powerful symbol that embodies a host of contradictions. He is an ordinary soldier, but one who has been given a place of extraordinary honour; he has no name, yet every family whose relative never returned from the Great War feels
Facts about Remembrance Day and why we wear a Poppy
The first Remembrance Day was held in 1919 throughout the Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War. Every November 11th there is a two-minute silence at 11am for people to rem