Author Archives: Matthew Fidler

Exploring prisoner of war records: Jack Shaw’s story

Have you had a chance to explore the ICRC prisoner of war records yet? Charlotte Czyzyk explains how she used this incredible record set to uncover more about the life of Jack William Shaw, whose story features in the brand … Continue reading

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5 steps to adding information from Prisoner of War records

Was the person that you’re remembering a prisoner of war during the First World War? Our very own Charlotte Czyzyk talks you through how you can use newly digitised prisoner of war records to find out more about their life … Continue reading

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Womens Green Yellow Checkered Sweater – Plaid

An old-world charm is closely associated with this unique sweater’s plaid style from dress head. Through the use of dark green, crisp white, and bright yellow, the color scheme easily brings to mind vibrant spring days that are often longed … Continue reading

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Can you find your ancestor in the Midland Bank Roll of Honour?

Have you explored the Midland Bank Roll of Honour on Lives of the First World War? HSBC, who kindly donated the records to the project, are looking to speak to members of the public whose ancestors worked for the bank … Continue reading

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What’s your amazing First World War Discovery?

What’s your amazing First World War discovery you’ve made on Lives of the First World War? Every Friday afternoon from 2pm we’ll be asking you to share your amazing discoveries with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog. Despite the … Continue reading

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Two more incredible VC winners’ stories

The 13 pounder Mk 1 Field gun used at Nery by ‘L’ Battery Royal Horse Artillery. Three members of this guns crew were awarded the Victoria Cross. Image © IWM (Q 68293)   Two more commemorative paving stones for Victoria … Continue reading

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Three incredible VC winners’ stories

Ahead of the launch of a brand new government project commemorating First World War Victoria Cross winners, we take a closer look at some of their incredible life stories. Starting tomorrow, The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) launch … Continue reading

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The Great War: The People’s Story – Episode 1

Did you catch the first episode of new ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story last night? Find out more about some of the life stories that featured in the documentary. Alan Lloyd Alan was born in Birmingham in … Continue reading

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The Great War: The People’s Story

Starting this Sunday New ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story will tell the First World War experiences of ordinary people in their own words. Find out how you can use Lives of the First World War to learn more about the … 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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