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|Military Records FREE this Weekend on FindmyPast|
published by Pat Hase on Thu, 10/11/2016 - 12:53
To coincide with Remembrance Day - until midnight on Sunday the 13th November all of Findmypast's military records - will be free to search and free to view. You don't have to provide credit card or bank details but you will need to register if you haven't done so before. For more information go to this page
|Civilian War Graves - Weston Cemetery|
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 13/12/2015 - 18:01
A memorial to the Casualties of the Weston-super-Mare Blitz has been erected on the Civilian War Graves Plot in Weston Cemetery. An invitation is extended to all members of the Family History Society to attend a short dedication of the Memorial at 2.00pm on January 7th 2016 which will take place at the Civilian War Graves Plot in the Cemetery and will mark the 75 years since the first blitz on Weston.
The Memorial includes a plan of the graves indicating where individuals were buried. I'm including a link to the data on the Memorial, much of which was taken from our work on Weston Cemetery. If you have any connection with those mentioned on the Memorial please can you let ne know if you will be attending.
|Royal Welch Fusiliers|
published by Brian Airey on Sun, 23/02/2014 - 9:00
Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum seek WW1 photos.
"We at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caernarfon are starting the mammoth task of looking for photos of individual soldiers from the RWF who were killed in the Great War.
We are trying to put each man’s name on display on a screen on the centenary of his death and would dearly love to be able to add a photograph of each man to go with his name. It is a huge undertaking as there were over 10,400 men from the RWF that were killed. But even if we only get a fraction of the photographs we believe it is worth doing. Many of the RWF were from all over so we are asking please could you help?
Many families have photographs tucked away so this might prompt them to seek them out. We accept scans or copies and any that appeared in newspapers, which often carried obituaries including photographs. We need as much information as possible to go with the photo to make sure we
fit the right photo to the right man – but sometimes a name and date of death might be all we need.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to send us a photo.
You can also follow our progress on Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook "
Museum Education Officer