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

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  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

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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

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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 to all…


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

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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…