In our second instalment of Researching British WWI Ancestors, Forces War Records (FWR) Military Genealogist Simon Pearce delves deeper into the collections available to our subscribers. My previous blog focused on getting…
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Researching British WWI Ancestors: Part I
Our Military Genealogist, Simon Pearce, shows you how to start researching British WW1 ancestors. Researching your WW1 ancestors’ military service is a rewarding and exciting part of family history. Knowing where to…
World War One Battle of The Somme In Focus
This week, July 1st, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme, the conflict will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars in human history.
Chemical Warfare in the Great War
On this day, 31st July, the Battle of Passchendaele began in 1917. During this skirmish, the deadly and much feared mustard gas would first see use.
Women’s Fight To Help The War Effort
With the British government appealing for more men to join the great war women faced a surprisingly difficult fight to help the war effort.
The Real War Horses Of World War One
The story of the war horse is taking the world by storm. But read the story of the real-life war horse of world war one. Find out more here.
The Battle Of Loos 1915 – WW1 Battle of Loos War Records
It could have been the battle that hastened an Allied victory and the end of the Great War, but the Battle of Loos is instead remembered for its missed opportunities, faulty tactics and the first use of chlorine gas in battle by the British. The bravery o