Tag Archives: British Army

Commemorating the start of World War I

This weekend is the centenary of the start of World War I and yesterday (2nd August) we marked this with three fascinating talks at our Family History Centre by Col. Iain Swinnerton, the Society’s Military Advisor and a renowned military … Continue reading

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The Greenwood Tree – August 2014

The August issue of the SDFHS journal, The Greenwood Tree, is now at the printers and will be distributed to all members shortly. The Editor, Bob Barber, previews the contents of this very special edition. As the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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The East Dorset Group hear about a Dorset-born Canadian, Ernest Seward.

Pat Hilbert and John Tanner of the SDFHS East Dorset Group describe their new venue. The SDFHS East Dorset Group has now held its second meeting at its new venue, the Hilda Coles Learning Centre at the Priest’s House Museum … Continue reading

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Your Journal needs you!

Bob Barber, the Editor of the Society’s Journal The Greenwood Tree needs your help: Have you made any New Year resolutions? Why not make it a priority to put pen to paper and write up some aspect of your family … Continue reading

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Basic sources for tracing World War I soldiers

As the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I approaches, Col. Iain Swinnerton, SDFHS Military Adviser, summarises the basic sources for tracing and identifying soldiers who fought in the War. The Medal Rolls  Every soldier who served in … Continue reading

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