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Teddy Trueland: soldier and prisoner of war

Alison Wallace shares the story of Teddy Trueland, taken prisoner during the First World War, and how she’s using Lives of the First World War to help tell his story. I’m remembering Private Henry ‘Teddy’ Trueland on Lives of the … Continue reading

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Easter ‘comfort gifts’ for Sussex soldiers

Over Easter in 1917, local people in Sussex organised gifts for soldiers. Local papers published an itemised list of who received socks. The Hastings and St Leonards Observer from 14th April 1917 lists who contributed to the Sussex Soldiers Cigarette and … Continue reading

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An Easter war wedding

‘War weddings’ were commonly reported in local newspapers throughout the war. Was a war wedding in your family featured? As the First World War failed to be ‘over by Christmas’, late April 1915 brought the first wartime Easter holiday. A … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: stopping a bullet

Is there a story like this in your First World War family history? For Mother’s Day we take a look at a popular story from 1915. “His mother’s letters in his pocket saved his life” On 18 September 1915, the … Continue reading

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