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Remembering George Coppard, William Bevan and Guy Paget

Posted on: 16, January, 2019
George Coppard, William Bevan, Guy Paget

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: 19012 Cpl George Coppard, MGC;  10917 Pte William Bevan, King’s Own; and Major Guy Paget, Royal Field Artillery. George Coppard 19012 […]

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Remembering Henry Tyers, Horace Williams, the calm before the storm

Posted on: 2, January, 2019
Henry Tyers, Horace Williams, Melrose 1914

Every day on the British Army Ancestors Facebook page I take time to commemorate a British soldier. This post will look at two of the men I have remembered recently – and a family scene on the eve of the First World War. From left to right, Henry Tyers, Horace Williams and “Melrose”. Henry Tyers […]

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Finding photographs of your British Army Ancestor

Posted on: 1, January, 2019
Radley College prefects photographs 1906

What are the chances of finding photographs of your British Army Ancestors?  One thing is certain, our military ancestors weren’t shy of the camera. Since photography was invented in 1839 soldiers have posed in front of a camera in their millions. At the time of writing, a casual trawl on the UK version of eBay […]

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Remembering Archie Slaughter, Walter Holmes and Germain Merheim

Posted on: 27, December, 2018
Slaughter, Holmes,Merheim

Remembering Archie Slaughter, Walter Holmes and Germain Merheim 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, Archie Slaughter, Walter Holmes (and pals) and Germain Merheim. All of this week’s […]

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Remembering Charles Lovegrove, Alan Castle, and Charles Larking

Posted on: 19, 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, Charles Lovegrove, Alan Castle, and Charles Larking. Charles Lovegrove Three months after this photo was taken, Charles Lovegrove was dead, killed […]

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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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