Volunteers needed for WW1 lives project

Volunteer Anne Fletcher, left, and Treasure House assistant Geraldine Gray looking through some of the First World War archives

Volunteer Anne Fletcher, left, and Treasure House assistant Geraldine Gray looking through some of the First World War archives

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Volunteers are needed for a major project which will tell the previously untold personal stories of local people involved in the First World War.

The project will be launched on Monday, 4 August at the Treasure House, Beverley, exactly 100 years after the outbreak of the war which claimed so many millions of lives.

The East Riding Local Studies & Archive Service holds hundreds of photographs of local First World War soldiers, sailors and other people. East Riding of Yorkshire Council Archivist Lizzy Baker said: “These photographs show a really wide variety of people – men from all ranks and walks of life who were serving at the front, wounded, killed or awarded a medal. Unfortunately we know very little about these men other than their names and faces.”

 

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