What this is about

To mark the centenary of the Great War, I am researching the WW1 histories of my ancestors. This blog documents my progress.
To read a summary of what I've discovered so far, select an ancestor/family member from the list on the right-hand side.

Monday, 13 October 2014

John Lee Price - his page updated

I have updated the page dedicated to my great uncle John Lee Price.

Thanks to the Government Probate office's website, I have obtained a copy of his will, which gives us more information on which regiment he was serving in during 1918.

I have also found mention of him in a newspaper article from 1924, which reveals that his wooden grave marker was among 90 that were brought to England and erected at Cheltenham Cemetery for the dedication ceremony of the Cross of Sacrifice.

In a way then, John finally returned home.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Alfred Hill and the Derby Scheme

A very small, but nonetheless interesting update. After trawling through old copies of the Hereford Mercury I have discovered that my great uncle Alfred Hill attested under the Derby Scheme, and is listed in the paper as such.