Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Was your Great War ancestor a footballer?

There are some very impressive First World War commemoration sites on the web and I was advised about this one by the author a little while back

Football and the First World War is, "a searchable database containing the military service records of all Football League, Southern League and Scottish Football League players who served in the armed forces during World War One." There are around 500 profiles that have already been published, and more will follow in due course.

The man behind the site, Iain McMullen, is to be congratulated both for his research and also for constructing a very user-friendly and attractive-looking site. I have borrowed one of Iain's images, that of Arthur Richard Kempton of Arsenal, to illustrate this post.

I also offer a comprehensive, fast and cost-effective military history research service. Follow the link for more information. 

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