K is for KIA

There surely are very few family trees who don’t feature someone who was Killed in Action, or Died of Wounds in WW1. In the past few years there has been a resurgence of interest in the lives of those men, largely prompted by the centenary commemorations of that war. Until around 2008 I had little … More K is for KIA

J is for …

J has been a tricky one to pin down. I considered Jewellery but decided that there wasn’t much that was discussion worthy. Eventually decided to opt for names – not the usual bunch of Johns and Janes, but a review of surnames. This has been a useful exercise for me, as it’s drawn my attention … More J is for …

The Last Post

A slightly different posting from me today, along with some blatant self promotion. Over the past nine months I’ve been researching the lives of men who are named on a memorial plaque at the Old Blighty Tea Rooms on Ovillers la Boiselle. When I visited the Tea Rooms on a war walk last year, I … More The Last Post