Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Chailey Men Updated

I've added photos to the pages of Cecil Langridge and Sidney Bristow two of Chailey's men who lost their lives aboard HMS Invincible at The Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916. I don't have photos of the men but I have included shots of their names on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. These come courtesy of the British War Memorial Project, an excellent initiative run by volunteers which is building an online archive of photographs of graves and memorial inscriptions of British servicemen and women who have died for their country since 1914. The project is always looking for volunteers so if you can help, please contact them.

I have also updated Claude Ireland's page with a newpaper cutting from October 1917 reporting his death in action. The cutting includes a poignant letter from his commanding officer.

More links have also been added that point towards the war dead of Stevenage in Hertfordshire and to growing on-line databases of war memorials and cemeteries in the United Kingdom, Belgium and France. There are some great on-line resources for WW1 and they are growing all the time.

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