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”
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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
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