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Remembering Thomas Smith, Herbert Wade, and Frederick Tanner

Posted on: 6, December, 2018

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently.  From left to right: Thomas Smith, Herbert Wade, and Frederick Tanner. Remembering Thomas Smith 19255 Pte Thomas Smith was born in Worcester and was resident […]

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The Cenotaph: remembering the widows and children

Posted on: 21, November, 2018
Cenotaph

British Army Ancestors is all about bringing our soldiers to life; putting faces to the names of those who served their King or Queen, and Country and in so doing, remembering those men and women to whom we all owe so much. But of course there is a bigger picture; behind every face another story […]

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Remembering Wilfred Owen, William Castle, and Percy Buss

Posted on: 8, November, 2018
Wilfred Owen, Percy Buss, William Castle

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently.  From left to right: Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC, William Henry Castle, and Percy Charles Buss. Lieutenant Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC, Manchester Regiment Wilfred […]

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Remembering William Napier, William Taylor… the Brodrick cap

Posted on: 1, November, 2018

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently.  From left to right: William Napier William Napier was born in Keighley, Yorkshire on the 24th August 1824 and he joined the 13th (1st Somersetshire) […]

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The Skinner brothers of Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

Posted on: 24, October, 2018

Where the Skinner family rests A couple of weeks ago, on a beautifully sunny autumn day, we decided to pop over to Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Within the estate grounds is the Anglican parish church of St Andrews and in the churchyard, very close to the entrance is a family grave that contains the mortal […]

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Remembering David Clifford, Claude Hewlett and Harry Tesh

Posted on: 17, October, 2018

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently.  From left to right: Remembering David Clifford, South Wales Borderers David Clifford had two periods of service with the British Army: the first from 1897 […]

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Remembering Alfred Hobden, William Woodcock and ‘Patch’ Watson

Posted on: 10, October, 2018

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently.  From left to right: Remembering Alfred Hobden, 11th Royal Sussex Regiment Alfred Hobden was 22-years-old when he joined the Royal Sussex Regiment on the 7th […]

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Remembering Harold Shephard, Jack Nixon & James Greenhalgh

Posted on: 3, October, 2018

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently. Remembering 263011 Pte Harold Shephard, 5th Leicestershire Regiment I interviewed Harold Shephard at his home in Loughborough in February 1984 and took this photograph of […]

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Remembering W Patrick, Philip Williams and Sam Goodall

Posted on: 25, September, 2018

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at three of the men I have remembered recently. Remembering 3378 Drum Major W Patrick, Coldstream Guards The photograph, above left, was published in the Navy &v Army Illustrated on the 20th December 1895. The caption […]

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Remembering Thomas Baker, Samuel Athron and ‘A’ Special Coy, RE

Posted on: 15, September, 2018

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at some of the men I have remembered recently. Remembering Thomas Baker 2881 Corporal Thomas Baker of the 17th Lancers appeared with the regimental mascot, Lizzie the Bear, in The Navy & Army Illusrtated in The […]

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