Archives for July 2014

World War I – Experiences of Herbert Nicholson

Submitted by Audrey Nicholson, Membership no.1752. This is put together using a large number of letters sent by Herbert which came into Audrey’s possession quite recently. When war broke out in 1914, a lot of young men volunteered for the Army thinking the war would be over by Christmas. They suffered enormous losses, and 1915 did […]

First World War ancestors: the Kingtons of Woolwich, England

Submitted by Paul Gliddon, member of York Family History Society My grandfather and his two brothers, from the Kington family of Woolwich, England served in the First World War. They left various papers telling of their experiences before, during and after the war. These papers, followed up with other research, are used in the stories […]

Noel Lightfoot 1898 – 1918

Submitted by David Rawdon (YFHS Member No. 2041) Noel Lightfoot was his 1st cousin 2* removed. Noel’s father William is David’s 2* great uncle, the brother of his maternal great grandfather. Through his family history research David is in contact with Norman’s daughter Marjory in Canada. Noel Lightfoot was born on 25 December 1898 at […]

Thurstan Bassett Hugh Thomas-Peter 1895 – 1974

Submitted by Paul Thomas-Peter, this was prepared some time ago as part of the IHGS correspondence course. Thurstan Thomas-Peter was my paternal grandfather. I never met him or knew his name before embarking on tracing my family history. He lived in Canada for much of his life and my father rarely spoke of him. I have […]

William Henry (Harry) FEARN MM 1884 – 1953

Submitted by Janet Lea, William Henry (aka Harry) Fearn was her great uncle; her grandfather’s (Mark Eden Fearn) elder brother. William Henry known as Harry was born on 27 February 1884 in the Walmgate area, he was the son of Thomas Fearn and Hannah Oxberry March. Harry married Florence Gertrude Spence on the 22 June 1908 in York. […]

SPAM email

Please be aware that a spam email purporting to come from me titled ‘scary news’ has been sent to all contacts in the Study Centre address book. This hacker has wiped out all the emails and addresses therefore I have no way of contacting everyone to say PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY as it requests, […]