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War Memorials: A Guide for Family Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 64 pages
Author: S. Tall
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9781906280468
Other: b&w photos, further reading
Publisher: Family History Partnership

With over 100,000 war memorials through the United Kingdom it is almost inevitable that every family will have someone whose name has been inscribed upon one.

For the family hsitorian, war memorials and related archives are often overlooked as resources that can open up whole new area of research, giving insights into the lives and military history of our ancestors.

This book combines the use of local and national archives with many resources that continue to grow on the internet. It is arranged in two parts. The first aims to show family historians how they may locate war memorials where family members are named, from the Boer War to the present day. The second explains how to research their lives and military history.

- The criteria for placing names on War Memorials
How to find if a relative is on a War Memorial
- Locating War Mamorials
- Workforce War Memorials and Rolls of Honour
- Schools and Universities
- Social and Sporting Clubs
- World War Two Memorials
- Post World War Two Memorials
Researching the names on War Memorials
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Soldiers Died in the Great War
- Absent Voters Lists
- Newspapers and printed sources
- Church Magazines and parish records
Military service records
- Boer War
- Worl War Obe Service Records
- Army
- Navy
- Air Force
- Women at War
- World War Two Service Records
- Post World War TWo Service Records
Further Resources
What to do with your research
Further reading

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