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GordonD

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This will send a shiver down your spine. It's an interactive map that lets you zoom right down to street level and will show you the names of First World War casualties who might have lived next door to you.

 

https://astreetnearyou.org/?fbclid=IwAR0H69f9k35SyiJtaSBEUUQFfWui7M2nK2Oz_tATuLGnn0TT-3PJBRWHmZ4#=undefined&lat=10&lon=0&zoom=2

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Thanks Gordon,

 

Where I live was all built up after the First World War but I was able to look up my great grandfather who died during WW! from wounds sustained at Gallipoli.

 

I always thought he was I Private but following the links it turns out he'd been promoted to Lance Jack (Corporal), before he died.

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6 minutes ago, Wez said:

Thanks Gordon,

 

Where I live was all built up after the First World War but I was able to look up my great grandfather who died during WW! from wounds sustained at Gallipoli.

 

I always thought he was I Private but following the links it turns out he'd been promoted to Lance Jack (Corporal), before he died.

It puts human faces on a few of the vast number of casualties. I had two great-uncles, both of whom came home, but a more distant relative from Canada died in France. His record isn't listed so obviously there are gaps but hopefully most if not all of the UK people are included.

:poppy:

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Not a family member as such, but my grandfather's step-brother, Corporal Lawrence Thomas.  They joined the army together in January 1915 and served in the same battalion, 14th York and Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Barnsley Pals.  Grandad survived the war, but Lawrence was killed in 1st July, 1916.

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