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The Scanning of Pension Records is underway

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Members of The Western Front Association will no doubt be pleased to learn that scanning of the Pension Records has commenced. The scanning, which will of course lead to the digitisation of the records, has come about after detailed negotiations with Ancestry who have undertaken to scan and digitally make available the approximately 8 million reco…


Arthur Boyle Private and Pensioner

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  Painting by Diane Lavery 1998 from a photograph of Arthur Boyle taken in 1917     Arthur Boyle, born in 1894, from Castlemaine in Co. Kerry, volunteered to serve in the South Irish Horse on 25 January 1917. He was one of over 200,000 Irish men who volunteered to serve in the British army in the First World War. The great majority came from wha…


Further sets of Pension Records saved by The Western Front Association being made available on Ancestry

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The Western Front Association are pleased to share the exciting news that Ancestry will be making available online further Pension Records in the lead up to the 11 November 2018.  Ancestry are working hard on the scanning and digitisation of the Pension Record Cards and Ledgers that The Western Front Association saved from destruction. Some of t…


A Further Release of First World War Pension Records by Ancestry

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Western Front Association members will already know that the Naval Records were released a few weeks ago, but today (10 November 2018), Ancestry have made 1.5 million records available on their Fold 3 platform (please see FAQs below regarding WFA members' access to these). Until The Western Front Association stepped in to save these ledgers and ot…


The Western Front Association's Pension Record Card and Ledger Archive

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Understanding the Ledger Indexing This article aims to set out some of the technical aspects of the indexing of - and subcategories that make up - the 'ledgers' in The Western Front Association's collection of Pension Record Cards. These ledgers have been scanned and digitised by our partner, Ancestry.co.uk and are available on their fold3 websi…


PENSION RECORDS LATEST: Further Release of 1.5 million Pension records

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Explore the wealth of information to be found in the further release of another 1.5 million digitised Pension Records This release amounts to approximately 35 percent of the total archive. It relates to the 'Ledgers' that recorded details of disability for those men who survived and next of kin details for those who were killed. Further detai…


Dear David ... Pension Record Cards Feedback

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Here's some feedback about the Pension Records lookups we have conducted for a wide range of individuals: Fae J. Jones WFA Member 4208 Thank you so much for the excellent result from my enquiry about the pension records for my Grandfather, George Collins. I have been away on holiday, hence the delay in replying. I have found the records both movi…


Pension Records: Famous, Infamous, Extraordinary and Ordinary

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The Western Front Association's Pension Record Card and Ledger archive which is being published online by Ancestry is an superb set of never-seen before material which massively helps those looking for 'Great Uncle Bill' to not track down their relative but also put a little bit of extra information on the serviceman's story. It has been said befo…


The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town

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Huddersfield Town full-back Larrett Roebuck was the first professional footballer from the English Leagues to be killed in the First World War. This is his story... Larrett Roebuck was born at Jump, near Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, on 27 January 1889. By 1901 the Roebuck family had moved to Rotherham and were living in Barker's Yard, off the m…