Tag Archives: WWI

The Great War and your ancestors

2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I. This centenary anniversary has made remembrance even more poignant. Remembrance Sunday in November helped mark the event which brought an end to this conflict. There is more we can do … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s Roll of Honour

Morgan Phillips, one of Hammersmith & Fulham’s regular researchers at our archives, writes:  St Andrew’s Church, Fulham Fields, has a Roll of Honour comprising 230 men who lost their  lives in the Great War of 1914-18.  Without this Roll only four … Continue reading

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The lamps are going out all over Europe…

The Times newspaper of the 5th August 1914 gives a sense of the emotion that gripped the country after Britain declared war on Germany on the 4th August. Crowds pack out Central London waiting for the announcement, and the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Tommy the soldier bear!

To brighten up your week- here are some photos of the recent City Reads Art event for children at Hammersmith Library on Wednesday 23rd April. Children aged 7 to 10 years were invited to design and put together “Tommy the Soldier … Continue reading

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Poppies and medals for Cityread 2014…and a few jesters for April 1!

To celebrate City Reads 2014, the children at Shepherds Bush Library created pictures of poppy fields and medals of valour from World War I. Over 30 children participated in these sessions and here is a selection of images created. We also had … Continue reading

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Corporal Edward Dwyer VC

Our Reference Librarian, Debby Wale, writes: There is a war memorial in Fulham Library. It is a plaque to honour Corporal Edward Dwyer, who was the youngest person to be awarded the Victoria Cross. The inscription reads: IN GRATEFUL MEMORY … Continue reading

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