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Volunteer Opportunity – First World War Project

Started by: jo anne (33717) 

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WLCT News:

'Volunteers at Leigh and Wigan Local Studies services have finished indexing a major new resource for First World War researchers.

The Wigan Observer and the Leigh Journal newspapers have now been indexed in full on the WLCT website - link, creating an invaluable resource for anyone looking for ancestors in the military.

You can read more about the project on the Wigan Archives & Local Studies Facebook page - link.

Started: 16th Jul 2013 at 19:50

Posted by: spacebar (539)

Thanks for this info,jo anne, I've just emailed the archives for more details of my family's involvement in the War!!

Replied: 23rd Jul 2013 at 10:37

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

Thanks for posting that Jo anne.

Replied: 23rd Jul 2013 at 12:07

Posted by: spacebar (539)

Just as an update, jo anne, I've received a photocopy from the archives that proves the often-told family story of four of my great-uncles who all went to War in 1914, and all returned.
A feature called 'A Fighting Poolstock Family', complete with photos of them in uniform, was published in the Wigan Observer in 1915!!

Replied: 25th Jul 2013 at 20:39

Posted by: jo anne (33717) 

Thanks for updating us, Spacebar - that's great.

Replied: 26th Jul 2013 at 16:13

Posted by: jo anne (33717) 

Ongoing opportunities - not just related to WW1:



Links: www.wigan.gov.uk / Facebook / @WiganMuseum

Replied: 28th Apr 2015 at 14:59

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4131) 

After looking at these photo's both my wife and I were attempting to find her uncle , which his name was WILFRED CLARKE, BORN IN HINDLEY GREEN,LEIGH ROAD 247 , JOINED UP WITH THE LANCASHIRE FUSILERS ,BECAME ONE OF THE SALFORD PALS.IN 1915

IN THE 1914-1918 WAR, BECAUSE OF HIS STATURE AND BEING A MINER HIS JOB WAS TUNNELING WHICH IV'E FOUND OUT THAT TASK BEFELL A LOT OF LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE MINERS.

HE TRAVELLED ALL OVER FRANCE BUT WAS UNFORTUNATELY KILLED IN FRANCE ON .THE 13TH OF OCTOBER 1918
ACCORING TO A LEIGH PAPER WENT THRO THE WAR WITHOUT A SCRATCH INTIL A MONTH BEFORE 11/11/18 .

Replied: 24th Jan 2016 at 16:26

 

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