23rd October 2017

A recent trip to The National Archives proved very worthwhile. The volunteer researchers were able to discover a lot of new information regarding a number of servicemen.  They were also able to turn several ‘no traces’ into ‘traces,’ which means we now have information on 370 men of the 594 who signed the visitors’ books.  This was no mean feat considering that many of the men didn’t leave their full name, one chap simply signed himself as  ‘a Liverpool Jock’ another wrote ‘a farm boy from Essex.’ Furthermore, almost two thirds of WW1 soldiers’ documents were destroyed by an incendiary bomb in WW2!


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