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Henry (Harry) (1889 -1916), Peter and George Forrest

This weeks post is a guest blog by the Barlow WWI Project and is an extract from their book: The Great War seen through the eyes of a rural community – Edgworth, Chapeltown and Entwistle and National Children’s Home and Orphanage, more information about the book can be found at the bottom of this post. 1,058 more words

World War One

Three Soldiers Tell Each Other Ghost Stories During A Quiet Moment In The Trenches

Three Soldiers Tell Each Other Ghost Stories During A Quiet Moment In The Trenches

Three men stood side by side in the trenches and began to tell each other camp-fire ghost stories, a way to connect to the past, and to forget about the last few days of brutality. 3,096 more words


Home From Dujailah - Braunton Sergeant's Experiences in Mesopotamia

In August 1916 one of the journalists from the North Devon Journal visited Sergt. George Kerswell in Braunton. George Kerswell was born in Dunsford, near Exeter, in 1878 before moving to Braunton. 1,005 more words

One of the 'First 100', 100 years ago

We’re always very grateful to hear from other researchers and historians whose work connects with our work.  In this case it was perfect timing to hear more information about… 854 more words

Old St Paul's

Cecil and Francis Morris

Grave Site Roman Catholic Section 1 Row 1 Plot 1

Francis Lyle and Cecil William Morris
Both the sons of Sergeant 2nd class William Morris of Gosford Police Station, 2,332 more words


Der Weltkrieg: The Battle of Tannenberg, Turn 1 (August 9 - 12, 1914)

I’ve written a couple of posts on SPW/Decision Games Der Weltkrieg series. I have now had a chance to peruse the rules, and I believe that they are simple and elegant. 1,126 more words


Sunderland’s Concrete Tugs 1918-1919


A First World War Survivor –  Cretehawser in 2016.

All British built concrete ships built between 1917 and 1920 were given names with the prefix Crete, hence Cretehawser. 1,114 more words