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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – The Farnhill sailors (and one lucky soldier)

 

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – Fathers and Sons

 

The WW1 SB36 Pension Ledgers – showing details of payments made to men who were discharged from the forces on medical grounds and to the next of kin of men who died in service – have recently been digitised and made available.

The biographies of the following 18 Farnhill WW1 Volunteers have been updated with information obtained from these ledgers:

The full set of biographies can be found on the Biographies page.

If you have information that will enable us to further enhance our biographies of any of the 68 Farnhill WW1 Volunteers, please contact us.

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – No known grave

 

The biographies of all the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers whose names were included on the Farnhill Methodist Roll of Honour have been updated to include an image of the digitally restored version of the Roll, created as part of the project, rather than the poor quality image used in the original texts:

The full set of biographies can be found on the Biographies page.

If you have information that will enable us to further enhance our biographies of any of the 68 Farnhill WW1 Volunteers, please contact us.

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – Mobilization and recruitment

 

Since the armistice centenary commermorations, material has come to light which has allowed us to update the biographies of several of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers, namely:

The full set of biographies can be found on the Biographies page.

If you have information that will enable us to further enhance our biographies of any of the 68 Farnhill WW1 Volunteers, please contact us.

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The first in a planned series of short pieces, the combined effort of two members of the project, Isobel Stirk and Graham Taylor.

The pieces are based on one of the displays in our end-of-project exhibition, “From Farnhill to the Front”, showing how the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers were reflected in the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – Calm before the storm

 

The two-year Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funding for the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers Project concluded at the end of December 2018.

In the past two years, members of the project have achieved far more than any of us thought we would (or even could).  A full report on our activities during that period has been prepared for the HLF.  The research, events, website, and the permanent archive indicate that our time (and Lottery funds) have been well spent.

The end of funding does not mean the end of the project.  There are a number of research strands that will continue:

  • When the 1921 census data is released it will extend our knowledge of these men’s post-war lives – perhaps including those men who left the village in the immediate aftermath of the war and have proved difficult to trace.
  • The WW1 Pension Index cards, held by the Western Front Association, are currently being digitised and will be interesting to examine in due course.  Additional WW1 records may also become available in the future.
  • We anticipate finding out more about the men’s post-war lives from local newspapers of the 1920s, which will be examined as part of the History Group’s ongoing “100 years ago” project.  The long and acrimonious post-war campaign to provide allotments for WW1 veterans might be an interesting topic to research, for example.
  • Finally, we contine to hope that families of the Volunteers might come across this website and contact the project with additional information.
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The story of how the Kildwick War memorial came to be erected.

A slideshow of the war memorial, including details of the men named on it, is available from the Farnhill & Kildwick Local History Group website.

Article – Kildwick War Memorial