Archives for January 2014

York and District Family History Society Journal October 2013

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York and District Family History Society Online Journals

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Joseph Edward Parsons MM 1886 – 1948

Submitted by Stan John My Grandfather, Joseph Edward Parsons, fought in the First World War and was awarded the Military Medal “For Bravery in the Field”. He survived the War, his brother George Henry was not so fortunate. He fought with the Durham Light Infantry and was killed on the Somme. He has no known […]

George Dawson 1871 – 1939

Submitted by David Dawson (Click on the images to see a larger image) George Dawson was the son of Thomas & Rachel Dawson, born 21st May 1871 in Kirkbymoorside. After leaving school he became a farm labourer as was his father. He came to York sometime in the mid 1880’s and lodged with a cousin, […]

York Family History Society WW1 Project

As part of the World War One Centenary, we are asking for our members to write up short histories of their ancestors who experienced the great war. As we receive them we will publish them here for people to read and we hope to eventually collate all the submissions into some form of publication. If […]