Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:20 pm
There will be another meeting of the Dublin Branch of the Western Front Association again this Saturday the 19th of May, at the Lecture Theatre, Collins Barracks, doors open at 2 pm for a 2.30 start.
This months speaker is North Wales Branch member Trevor Adams.
Trevor was born and brought up in Belfast, but has been living in England, and now in Wales, since 1982.
Trevor will talk about the WWI connections of his family, a lot of which he has uncovered in the context of research into family history. The starting point is his grandfather who was in the 36th Ulster Division and died of wounds on the Somme at Thiepval, in July 1916. As well as that, one cousin was killed serving with the Canadian army, and another with the US army on the Aisne. A fourth cousin died at Ypres with the British.
Trevor has recently been to Thiepval Wood and will include some photos of the recent archaeological work there.
So, the talk in essence is the story of the four soldiers and, importantly, their families and what happened to them. More generally, it may help to give some information on family research in the WWI context."
It would be great to see you there. All the best.