Military Genealogist Simon Pearce provides an insight into seven medal record collections to help you research your military ancestors
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Soldiers of the Great War 1914-18 ‘Getting started researching your military ancestor’
Are you researching YOUR Great-War military ancestor? Let Forces War Records Help you.
Royal Marines War Records – History of the Royal Marines
Most people think of the Commandoes when they think of the Royal Marines, but they’re really so much more. Here’s a bit on how and why this elite corps was created, 351 years ago this week.
WW1 Love Letters – World War One Soldier Love Letters
As seen today in the Daily Express and Mail Online, this love letter, written by a WWI soldier shortly before his death in the Arras offensive and donated to our collection by his relatives, was secretly treasured by his wife for over 60 years.
First Day of The Battle Of The Somme – 1st July 1916
Although the Battle of the Somme could be referred to as comedy of errors by the men in command, it wasn’t a very funny one. Over a million men lost their lives fighting it.