World War Ebooks Catalog
I National Archives (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) has a variety of records for genealogists including military service records, wills, records of non-conformists, and census records. The Archives' Web site has online documents including wills, World War I Campaign Medal lists, World War II Seamen's Medals, and Victorian prisoner lists.
My maternal grandmother married three times and it's her second husband that I'm particularly interested in. His name was William Gwynne and he was my mother's father. On my mother's birth certificate (29 July 1917) it gives his occupation as Sergeant RFA. I can recall my grandmother telling me that she had been married for about three weeks when her husband went to World War I and never came back. My mother was about three years old when grandmother married her third husband. However, in the 1960s, when she applied for a passport, she discovered that the man she regarded as her father had died more than two years before her birth. The only Sergeant William Gwynne RFA on the CWGC website died on 12 May 1915. Where do I go from here Gordon Eaves via email World War I. You can then follow up this by acquiring a death certificate from the General Register Office, Births & Deaths Section, Room D209, General Register Office, Trafalgar Road, Southport, PR8 2HH (or call 0151 471 4800). You...
This is the genealogy section for the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website that acts as a starting point for US-based family history research. There are searchable catalogues to historical documents including the Access to Archival Database that features World War II enlistment records for soldiers.
Ross - I am trying to trace my late mother's family - her maiden name was Elizabeth Ross, born around 1908 10 in the East End of London. I can't trace her birth certificate, but she was the youngest in the family and had at least four brothers (Frederick, John, Alfred and Edward). John Ross was quite well-known after World War II in the world of darts.
I Parish Directories The Holy Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts, site has a searchable 1895 parish directory, an ongoing project to identify and post information about church members who served in the Civil War, and a list of church members who served in World War I. Here's the URL
I Your father was one of many young soldiers who served in World War I. Thousands joined under age, and many were abroad in less than a year of joining up. The youngest known to have been killed was aged just 14. In an Ammunition Column, your father would have been attached to a Royal Field Artillery Brigade, probably part of a higher formation such as an Infantry Division. His job would have been to deliver shells to the gun sites using horse transport wagons or limbers.
So many of our forebears served, especially during the two World Wars. Here's how the men were organised On the outbreak of World War I the British Army consisted of more than 80 regiments. Each regiment was normally made up of two regular army battalions, one reserve battalion, and two or more territorial battalions. A battalion at full War Establishment was comprised of 1,107 officers and men. Commanded by a lieutenant colonel, it had a headquarters, machine gun section and four companies. The machine gun section had two Maxim Guns and was commanded by a subaltern. He had one sergeant and 16 men under his command. RANK AND FILE A World War I platoon was made up of 48 men, in four sections RANK AND FILE A World War I platoon was made up of 48 men, in four sections A good online source of information on World War I and the men who fought in it is the British Regiments section at www. battlefields1418.50megs.com. PR
The scheme was introduced in 1909, and within the first year more than 6,000 women were trained in first aid and nursing by the British Red Cross Society. During World War I, the VADs worked in civilian and military hospitals as well as in convalescent homes throughout the country. Some records of service of VADs are held by the British Red Cross Society and an application can be made in writing to its Museum and Archive at 9 Grosvenor Crescent, London, SW1X 7EJ. (Please remember to include a stamped addressed envelope.)
At this time when we're commemorating the end of World War II, it's fantastic to look at the old photos, read the service records and paybooks, and look at granddad's medals. However, finding the final resting place of your great- or great-great-grandparents holds extra meaning.
ENGINEERS Paul discovered this photo of the Indian Railway Operating Company of the Indian Engineers in which his father served during World War II ENGINEERS Paul discovered this photo of the Indian Railway Operating Company of the Indian Engineers in which his father served during World War II Mutiny. In the 20th century it became the Indian Army and during World War II it answered Britain's call to arms and raised the largest volunteer army ever seen.
The Indian Army, like the East India Company's Armies before her, served her colonial masters well and faithfully throughout two World Wars. During WWII, the Indian Army raised the world's largest volunteer army when 2.5 million men answered Britain's call to arms. This enormous number was achieved without conscription Ironically, while I was at the British Library I was unable to find the service record of my late father, Arthur Duncan Rowland who served in the Indian Engineers of the Indian Army during World War II. A search for his service record at the British Library drew a complete blank with only a single line in the
Researchers with a long history of metal manufactory in their families will recognise the changes over the last couple of generations. Just after World War II, there were well over a quarter of a million workers in the British steel industry. There were still a quarter of a million in I960. By the early 1980s there were less than 75,000.
Finally, Jeanette wanted to know a little more about where her paternal grandfather, George Herbert Kerr, had worked and what his occupation had been. She was already in possession of several official records that placed him at certain locations, and had purchased his World War I campaign medal index card entry from The National Archives' Documents Online service. The task here was to get advice about trying to confirm some of these details, and - if there was time - start putting together a hit list of archives to visit which might contain further information.
Until the middle of the 20th century most school photographs are group portraits. This meant that the cost per photograph could be kept relatively low, as the operator only had to produce one negative with the possibility of selling at least one copy to each person in the group. In school photographs, of course, this meant to every mother Looking at the children in this group, cost would have been a very important consideration for many of these families. It is only after World War II that the individual school portrait became standard practice, reflecting the general increase in prosperity in many families in the post war period.
After the end of World War I, there was a steady decline in the number of blacksmiths. Many never returned from the war and others found that demand for their skills was waning. Similarly World War II saw the closing of many smithies. After the hostilities ended, motor vehicles and mechanisation were at the forefront of thinking. Even so, many blacksmiths survived into the 1950s, though those with foresight had learned new skills and turned their smithies into garage workshops.
Although passports were not required until World War I, (except for a brief period during the Civil War), many individuals obtained them as a little extra protection. This was especially true for male immigrants who were afraid of being conscripted into the military service in their country of origin if they journeyed there. Immigrants to the United States did return to the Old Country on occasion. They returned to visit relatives, marry, take a child to see his grandparents, or, perhaps, to bring a family to the United States. Later passport records are more complete, but you will usually get some personal information from older ones. Two micropublication series to check are the Register and Indexes for Passport Applications 1810-1906, M1371, and Passport Applications 1795-1905, M1371.
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