Wednesday 22 April 2015

Ancestry publish WW1 diaries

Just in time for the Gallipoli anniversary, Ancestry has published a raft of war diaries from the First World War. These include diaries that could previously be accessed from The Naval & Military Archive or from The National Archives and also, for the first time, newly digitised pages from units that served at Gallipoli.

This is going to be a tremendous asset and one I shall be referring to a lot. The extract above, the first entry in the war diary for the 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, describes its landing on West Beach on 25th April 1915.

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