Category Archives: World War 1

Seeking relatives of C W LAST of the Essex Regiment!

I have recently found and purchased two World War 1 medals from a medal fair in London that were awarded to a C W LAST from the Essex Regiment who had the Regimental number of 36758. The most likely match … Continue reading

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WW1 photo postcard sent to the HANDS family – are you connected?

At a recent postcard fair in Surrey I found and bought a lovely photographic postcard showing a group, with several of the men in uniform. Was this a family shot showing siblings before going off to war – I decided … Continue reading

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More Easton WW1 postcards discovered!

Following a visit to a Postcard and Paper Fair in Tolworth in Surrey earlier this week, I was pleased to discover two more old postcards sent during World War 1 from Easton Mansion in Suffolk. Having researched and written about … Continue reading

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Intriguing WW1 photograph – George WALTERS & family Wellisford Cottages Wellington Somerset

Regular readers of this blog will know that when visiting car boot sales and antique fairs I try to find old postcards and photographs with a WW1 connection that I can research and possibly reunite with a family member. On my … Continue reading

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Who will I be thinking of as I walk the WW1 Frontline 5th to 9th October 2016?

Following my Framlingham War Memorial World War 1 book launch in November 2011, an article appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times about the launch and I was contacted by a lady in Chelmsford, whose 96 year old mother Ruby … Continue reading

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Remembering a Somme Soldier 100 years on…

In June I was contacted by Allan Sedger who had seen my Framlingham War Memorial research on the internet – Allan is the great nephew of David Alfred Barker, who was killed, aged 21, on 20th July 1916 during the … Continue reading

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Another WW1 postcard reunited – Miss K Overton

One of my most recent finds has been a World War 1 postcard sent from France on 26th August 1915 as below: It was sent to a Miss K OVERTON who lived at 105 Tooley Street, London Bridge in London … Continue reading

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