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  • Whats all this about: Memorials, 40k FWW, 800K+ names Researching them how: CWGC, 1911 census, MICs, Service Records, Canada, Ireland, Autralia, Local news papers, Gazette Researching them who: local historians, family historians, those interested in FWW, schools, works grops – “Public History”
  • 11 – 11 – 11 : 100 images on Flickr 1.6M pageviews in 3 days. Almost 500 comments to date. Many with detailed research.
  • Within 3 days on Flickr Commons, Archie was visited more than 17,000.
  • Visitors on Flickr helped us identify the faces and gather important data.
  • Data on military genealogy
  • The 1911 census tells us he was a Presbyterian, single, could read + write and was a flax spinner manager.
  • Data from the national archives and ancestry.com
  • More data
  • Memorial data
  • Memorial maps
  • Exact location at Thiepval
  • Other random facts about Archie
  • Thanks to Archie, during my research I also learnt about flax spinning!

Lives of the Great War: Building First World War life stories across archives through crowdsourcing Lives of the Great War: Building First World War life stories across archives through crowdsourcing Presentation Transcript

    • Lives of the Great War:
    • Building First World War life stories across archives through crowdsourcing
    • Giv Parvaneh ( @givp)
    • Technical Architect, First World War Centenary
    • Luke Smith ( @Luke_F_Smith)
    • Digital Lead, First World War Centenary
    • Imperial War Museums
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  • Free to access Held by IWM Chargeable access 1911 Census Ireland (TNA Ireland) Census forms from all Irish residents in 1911
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  • The ‘Bond of Sacrifice”
    • Archive of over 16,000 photographs
    • Collected by IWM between 1917 and 1920
    • All of the photos tell a story
  • Lieutenant Archie Dunlap Lemon
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    • Thank you…now join us at:
    • members.1914.org
    • 1914.org
    • www.facebook.com/FirstWorldWarCentenary
    • @IWM_Centenary
    • Giv Parvaneh ( @givp )
    • Technical Architect, First World War Centenary
    • Luke Smith ( @Luke_F_Smith )
    • Digital Lead, First World War Centenary