Author Archives: Matthew Fidler

The Great War: The People’s Story

Did you catch the ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story? Find out more about some of the life stories that featured in the documentary. Alan Lloyd Alan was born in Birmingham in 1889. His parents were John and … Continue reading

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Who I’m Remembering: Lucy Donoghue

On 4 August 2014 Prince Harry lead a moving tribute to those who served on the home and fighting fronts during the First World War, held in St Symphorien  military cemetery. During the Ceremony he read out a moving letter … Continue reading

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Who I’m remembering: Anthony Richards

Who will you be remembering on Lives of the First World War? IWM’s Anthony Richards shares who he’ll be remembering: Private Michael H Tidmarsh. On 4 August I will be remembering my great-uncle, Private Michael H Tidmarsh (known as ‘Harry’), … Continue reading

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Who I’m remembering: Melanie Donnelly

Who will you be remembering on Lives of the First World War? Our very own Melanie Donnelly shares the story of what sparked her interest in her First World War family history, and who she’ll be remembering. Fragments from the … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: last letters home

For many who saw friends and family go off to serve in uniform during the First World War there was always the lingering fear that any correspondence received from the front might be the last they heard from their loved … Continue reading

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First World War Footballers: Joseph Dines

This post looks at the life of Joseph Dines, who played for England in the 1912 Summer Olympics and served in the Machine Gun Corps and King’s Liverpool Regiment during the First World War. air max 95 cheap Joseph Dines, soldier … Continue reading

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Researching the stories behind From Street to Trench

In our first guest blog, IWM’s Charlotte Czyzyk writes about researching the life stories behind the From Street to Trench exhibition. I worked as a Researcher on the special exhibition From Street to Trench: A World War that Shaped a Region, which … Continue reading

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