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Pension Record Cards and Ledgers: some examples of dependents' cards

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  Just part of one load of the records being transferred to the WFA's storage facility. Three HGVs were eventually required to complete the transfer. One of the numerous types of record that comprises The Western Front Association Pension Record Card and Ledger Archive is a 'run' of about one million cards representing soldiers, sailors and air…


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

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The Western Front Association are pleased to share the excellent news that Ancestry will be making publicly further Pension Records in the lead up to the 11th 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. As with the the …


Finding Great Uncle George

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The following message from David Jenkins relates to the way the Pension Records can help find 'missing' relatives who were thought to have served in the First World War. As a First World War genealogist I must say a big thank you to you and your organisation for the work that you have put into getting the Pension Ledger records made availabl…


A Brief Guide showing how to use The WFA's Library Edition of Fold 3

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Below are three videos created to help Western Front Association members log into the Pension Records via The Western Front Association's web site and also demonstrate some functions - and results - from the WFA's 'Library Edition' of Fold 3, which provides digital images of the Pension Records the WFA saved from destruction.  To access these reco…


5 January 1916: Gnr Kei Marsh

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He was a miner. In 1911 he was boarding with his family at 30 Thorn St, Burnley. From his Pension Card we learn that Kei Marsh was married to Edith Ellen and that they had three children under 16. The 1911 Census return gives the children as John, Sarah and Edith. They would have been in turn 10, 9 and 5 years old at the time of their father's de…


Two soldiers of the Great War remembered on a single headstone

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La Clytte Military Cemetery is a concentration cemetery located eight kilometres to the south west of Ypres in the village of Klijte. Walk through the main entrance to the end of one of the six rows of headstones nearest the War Stone and you will find an unusual headstone, possibly unique, dedicated to ‘The Memory of 204802 Pte. W Lumber and 34…


Man Alive! The case of Stoker Joseph Brown

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On 26 July 1917 the obsolete cruiser HMS Ariadne was undertaking a role for which she had not been designed - that of minelaying in the English Channel. Above: HMS Ariadne.  IWM Q 38161 Ariadne was the seventh (by completion date) of a class of eight similar ships (the Diadem class) that had been designed for trade protection and intended to be…


Census 1841 to 2021

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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…