VILLAGE VOICES

the website for Hollesley,
Boyton, Capel St Andrew
and Shingle Street

   

 

Local Heroes of World War One by Val Dudley


Some links to other sources of information.         
The following websites provide more detailed information about aspects of the project.
www.cwgc.org
The excellent website of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, freely available and easy to use. 
www.roll-of-honour.com.
The Suffolk Roll of Honour lists [almost] all the men on memorials anywhere in Suffolk, searchable by personal or place name. 
This is also free to use.
www.suffolk.gov.uk/libraries-and-culture/culture-and-heritage/suffolk-record-office
and
www.suffolkheritagedirect.org.uk
The Suffolk Record Office is currently working hard to put its catalogues online in a searchable format. 
The websites are free to use.  Its collections include parish registers, Wills, old photographs, newspapers dating back to the 
18th century, solicitors' archives, and many others.  A few of the records themselves have also been digitised.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
the website of the National Archives located at Kew, west London.  Their catalogue is searchable, by personal name, placename 
or subject. without charge but to see the most popular family-history resources such as Censuses one must go through the Ancestry 
website.
www.Ancestry.com
Many public records are only available through the 'Ancestry' website, for which a subscription is payable for private use. 
However it can be used freely in any public library. 
This includes Government archives such as the Census, Parish Registers and Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Forces 
War Records, Army and Navy records such as pension and medal files, etc.
'Ancestry' is also a forum for people researching their family history.  
Local families with World War One casualties whose history has already been traced include : 
   the Middleditch family of Hollesley & Boyton.
   the Francis / Ling family of Shottisham.
   the Qyilter family of Bawdsey.
The story of one family's successful 60-year search for a relative's World War One medals is recounted in a post dated 3 June 2013 
by 'Richard' at www.BattlefieldTours.com.

Orford Museum, who recently staged a similar exhibition on World War I Local Heroes from the Peninsula.
Village websites include :
Hollesley
Bawdsey
Ramsholt
Boyton
Martlesham in World War One