WW1 Family History at Ely Museum

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Would you like to find out more about the First World War service of your relatives? Or do you have medals, pictures, postcards, badges or other WW1 items that you don’t know much about?

Then come along to Ely Museum on 11th November 2017 where a team of specialist WW1 researchers will be on hand in the Vernon Cross room from 11:15 to 15:30. This free event will also include a pop up exhibition that explains the role of the Cambridgeshire Regiment in the fighting around the Belgian city of Ypres in 1917. There will also be a small display of medals, pictures and biographies relating to men of the Cambridgeshire Regiment.

Researching relatives who served in WW1 can be a tricky task and there is a lot of inaccurate or outdated information out there. This event gives people an excellent opportunity to talk directly to WW1 experts who have been researching local soldiers for decades, including the historians behind the www.cambridgeshireregiment1914-18.co.uk and the www.huntscycles.co.uk websites.

So, if you have old wartime pictures or medals and are wondering about the lives and stories that they represent, or are intrigued by the family stories of your ancestors, we hope you will come and see us this Remembrance Day – a name and regiment or service number can be the key to unlocking their wartime history.