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Events relating to the First World War taking place in Sussex this month.


For details of First World War events across Sussex >  First World War East Sussex   Sunday 4 November 1018   Lindfield Remembers World War I Exhibition King Edward Hall, Lindfield FREE ENTRY: donations to Lindfield Royal British Legion, Lindfield Bonfire Society, Lindfield Historical Society Group and Mid Sussex RED Exhibition includes:…

Great War Barcombe News from a Sussex Village 1914 -1919


Publisher: Country BooksISBN: 9781910489611 Edited by Ian Hilder Five years in post as the Digital Editor for The Western Front Association (since May 2015) and one of the regular and most enjoyable and indulgent tasks is to research and refresh our daily commemoration of the men or women who served during the First World War for ‘Remember On Thi…

Census 1841 to 2021


Anyone researching a person who served during the First World War will have some methods in common, and some of their own related to the context and purpose of their search. Over the last five years one of my responsibilities has been to research and refresh those we feature in the daily item ‘Remember On This Day’. This has been running for at lea…

HM Cordite Factory, Gretna; A Study in Great War Genealogy on the Home Front - Nigel Crompton MA


We welcome Nigel Crompton to our Hornchurch venue on the 10th of August  to present his talk about the Gretna munitions factory and genealogy relating to the workers employed there.  There were 30,000 workers at HM Factory Gretna in World War One. A number of accidental deaths occurred at the Factory.  The official government figure was seven kill…

Charlie Barter: A retired Soldier's Great War with David Adamson


Charlie Barter was a regular soldier in the 1890's, fighting in the Boer War. As a civilian in the Great War he drew on his experience in both the Volunteer Training Corps and also the Special Constabulary in the Metropolitan Police District.  

'Insane - A Legacy of War' A presentation by Richard Crompton


Long standing branch member Richard brings to life a story relating to family and the affects of shell shock, its treatment and its affects on the lives of those suffering this illness and their families. Promises to be a most interesting, informative talk.