Tracing your First World War ancestor


The anniversary of the First World War has generated considerable interest in the period, especially for those who are descended from men and women who served.

To coincide with History Week, local researcher Gregory Maunsell will provide a guide for people wishing to trace Australian soldiers of the First World War. Greg has extensive experience through researching the soldiers of the Breakfast Point War Memorial. He has shared his knowledge of online resources through a webpage WWI Family History Research.

Greg will be sharing his research experience at Concord Library on Tuesday, 16 September at 1pm. Bookings can be made at Concord Library or online.

The photograph shows members of the 45 Australian Infantry Battalion prior to the attack on Messines Ridge, Belgium in 1917. Lieutenant Joseph (Joe) Kirman MM MC (back row, 8th from the left) was from Abbotsford. The photograph is held by the Australian War Memorial (C04454, a digital copy is also held by City of Canada Bay with permission of the AWM).

Posted on August 14, 2014, in Canada Bay, More than just a name and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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