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Author: Keith Gregson
Publisher: Gloucestershire [England] : The History Press, 2014.
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Genealogist and historian Keith Gregson takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of First World War family stories, from the heart-warming to the tear-jerking. The entries tell the story behind each discovery and then offer an insight into how the researcher found and followed up their leads. They reveal a range of chance encounters and detective qualities required of a family historian. Full of unexpected twists and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gregson, Keith.
A Tommy in the Family : First World War Family History Tales and Research Tips.
New York : The History Press, ©2014
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Gregson
ISBN: 9780750954747 0750954744
OCLC Number: 869640504
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; The First World War: A Very Brief Synopsis; 1 Fred 'Pop' Stephens: A Sapper's Tale; 2 John Stephens: A Prisoner of War's Tale; 3 Lil Stephens: Tale of a POW's Wife; 4 Charles Stephens (1888-1972): Tale from a 'Forgotten Front'; 5 Hal Gregson: 'Flyer's Tale'; 6 Billy Gregson: Tales from a Raconteur; 7 Joe Bentley: A Mysterious Tale; 8 Joe Greatorex (1891-1980): A Casualty's Tale; 9 Gert Greatorex: The Tale of a Casualty's Wife; 10 Janet Dawson: The Tale of an Army Nurse; 11 William Thomas: Tale of a Trench Raid. 12 Ernest Bridge (1896-1915) and Norman Bridge (1897-1918): A Tale of Lost Brothers13 Fred Monk: A Tale Unravelled; 14 Cyril Monk (1899-1917): The Tale of a Precious Son; 15 Frederick James Sleath: The Tale of a Sniper Officer; 16 Reginald Banyard: A Truly Remarkable Tale; 17 Hughie Cairns: A Footballer's Tale; 18 Tom Crawford: An Entertainer's Tale; 19 Artie Watterson: A Submariner's Tale; 20 Wilkinson, Lucas, Tiddy and Butterworth: The Morris Dancers' Tale; Copyright.
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Genealogist and historian Keith Gregson takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of First World War family stories, from the heart-warming to the tear-jerking. The entries tell the story behind each discovery and then offer an insight into how the researcher found and followed up their leads. They reveal a range of chance encounters and detective qualities required of a family historian. Full of unexpected twists and turns, A Tommy in the Family will fascinate anyone with an interest in the First World War, and help them to find out more about their ancestors who participated in one of the.

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