Researching WW1 Cumbrian service personnel

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Researching WW1 Cumbrian service personnel

Postby mrdeacon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:11 pm

Hi chaps i have just been sent a great link to The Cumberland News regarding searching Cumbrian Service Personnel a must list for researchers.

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/elibrary/Cont ... 985513.pdf

So a big thanks to Joseph Ritson for bringing this to my attention and i hope you all enjoy too.

Regards Mike.
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Re: Researching WW1 Cumbrian service personnel

Postby kerchi » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:47 am

Excellent resource! If only I lived closer so I could research them.

I'd love to have the actual articles in my newspapers section on the wiki. I don't understand the page numbering in the index; uppercase and lowercase letters. Can you shed some light on this?
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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Re: Researching WW1 Cumbrian service personnel

Postby spike » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:09 pm

Thanks for the link Mike.
I wonder if this is the list Tony at the BR Museum was referring to
last time I was in. He said he had a list of articles in the newspapers
regarding the Border regiment in the Great War, dates and names etc.
He couldn't let me have it as it wasn't his, but offered to do look ups....

I wonder if the numbers and letters refer to pages in the newspaper listed?
and maybe columns on the page left to right...... 06/01/1917; 7E
06/01/1917-Page 7 column E
SPIKE

LINK - Border Regiment in the Great War Websites
(right click and open in new tab)

In memory of -19455 Private John Farrer,
A Company 11th Border Regiment k.i.a. 1st July 1916
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Re: Researching WW1 Cumbrian service personnel

Postby mrdeacon » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:32 pm

Sorry Chris i can't shed any light on it either

Joseph also said they are going to do a database like this for The Whitehaven News sounds promising.
Alot of my Cockermouth boys are on the list and some that aren't on the memorial or remembered in the cemetery that i would like to research looks a great little find.

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Re: Researching WW1 Cumbrian service personnel

Postby plbramham » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:46 am

In my role as a Kendal Town Councillor and Vice Chairman of their Mayoralty, Arts, and Heritage Committee, I have been appointed as the Council’s representative on the Kendal 1914 centenary exhibition group. As such, I sent a copy of Mr Deacons posting to other members of the group and I have received this reply from Peter Eyre of The Cumbria Archives Service:

“I just want to clarify a couple of points about the Newspaper angle. The Local Studies libraries, throughout Cumbria, are all working on indexing their newspapers for references to WW1 - not just deaths but other mentions. This certainly includes the Westmorland Gazette which is available on microfilm at Kendal Library. The Cumberland News index, circulated by Paul is the template for this. The Local Studies library in Kendal have also worked on indexing the war memorials and the Gazette for death entries.”

Looks like we might have some great research material areas about to open up!
Regards Paul
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Re: Researching WW1 Cumbrian service personnel

Postby mrdeacon » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:32 pm

Exciting times ahead .
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