With over 100,000 war memorials throughout the United Kingdom it is almost inevitable that every family will have someone whose name has been inscribed upon one.
For the family historian, war memorials and related archives are often overlooked as resources that can open up whole new areas of research, giving insights into the lives and military history of our ancestors.
This book combines the use of local and national archives with many references to the rich resources that continue to grow on the internet. It is arranged in two parts. The first aims to show family historians how they may locate war memorials where family members are named, from the Boer War to the present day. The second explains how to research their lives and military history.
This is an excellent introductory guide to war memorials. Clearly, if you are considering researching a war memorial then this is the book for you.
Tony Foster, Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society.