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Shell Shocked Britain The First World War’s Legacy for Britain’s Mental Health


  Suzie Grogan Pen and Sword History £19.99 First published 2014 168pp 8pp photographs   Suzie Grogan’s interest in ‘shell shock’ was inspired by a tragic incident in 1922 involving one of her ancestors, Alfred Hardiman. The event was hushed up by the family, and only re-awakened when Suzie discovered the story in The Times archive in 2005.…

Rifleman John Blackmore


Born at Mile End on 25 October 1899, John Blackmore attended Blackhorse Road Boys' Elementary School, Walthamstow, from 30 September 1907 to 19 December 1913. He enlisted in Walthamstow in 1917 and served as a Rifleman in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He was posted to the 12th Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers) and was killed in action on 9 …

The Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research 2021-2022


An annual year long project – starts 1 September 2021, closes 30 June 2022. Open to primary, secondary and special schools  2 x £500 awards (one for 5-11 year olds, one for 11-16 year olds) plus runner up awards  Publication and publicity through the Western Front Association’s magazine, website and social media  Commemorative certificates …

Two opportunities for your students to show what they know about the First World War


Two opportunities for your schools students to show what they know about the First World War.  1. The 2021-22 Malcolm Doolin Memorial Award for Local History Research  2 x £500 prize for Primary and Secondary Schools (incl. Special Schools). What was your town like in 1914-1918? Who went to war? Who stayed at home? Who was killed? Who ca…

We've made a great start! Nine schools have registered so far ... come and join us!


Have you registered your school for the Malcolm Doolin Memorial Project for Local History Research yet?
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission can support you with finding graves, touring cemeteries and providing speakers. 
Nine schools registered so far and 8 of them partnered. 

The Boys of Blackhorse Road by Malcolm Doolin


More than simply a collection of personal, short life and service histories of the boys who as men served and died during the First World War, The Boys of Blackhorse Road is a social history of the era, which ably straddles this extraordinarily transitional era, say 1880s to 1920s. The story of the school is assiduously told; throughout it remains…

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