Discovering The Lives Of First World War Soldiers ~ Free Workshop At Tisbury

Sunday 21st January 2018:

Free History Workshop
Discovering The Lives Of First World War Soldiers

Sutton Mandeville Heritage Trust (SMHT)
The Nadder Centre,
Weaveland Road, Tisbury, SP3 6HJ
Saturday 10th March 2018
10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

This workshop is all about discovering the lives 
of First World War soldiers using books and 
online sources. We will be focussing on soldiers 
who trained at camps in Sutton Mandeville 
before heading to the Western Front, but the 
same methods can be used to discover 
family histories or to trace people 
named on war memorials.
We will be using the Lives of the First World War 
website (, run by the 
Imperial War Museums (IWM), 
to find sources of information and to record 
what we find. Our discoveries will help build 
a bigger picture of the impact of WWI 
on people's lives, and also ensure that our 
results create a lasting legacy. 
A researcher from the IWM will be joining 
us to share their expertise.
This workshop is being carried out as part 
of the Sutton Mandeville First World War 
Badges and Camps project, which recently 
restored the regimental badge of the 
Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the hillside 
overlooking the A30 in Sutton Mandeville. 
This project has been made possible through the 
generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Provisional Programme:
10.00 Introductions.
10.20 The camps at Sutton Mandeville.
10.40 Using the Lives of the First World War website.
11.00 Tea/Coffee.
11.30 Researching Soldiers #1.
12.30 Lunch.
13.30 Researching Soldiers #2.
14.30 Tea/Coffee.
15.00 Recap and Questions.
16.00 Close.

Refreshments will be provided, but please 
make your own arrangements for lunch. 
Please bring your own laptop or tablet.

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