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Web-extra (February 18, 2016): Call out for Canadian History Buffs and Archive explorers.

Web-extra (February 16, 2016): Call out for Canadian History Buffs and Archive explorers.

Dr. James McConnel, a historian at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (previously University of Newcastle), has recently launched a research project looking at the service of men and women from the northeast of England in the armies of the Dominions (Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) during the First World War. Known as “Dominion Geordies” these British born and Dominion Bred subjects of the crown, served in the CEF, Newfoundland or ANZAC regiments around the world during almost 4 years¹ of truly World War. Dr. McConnel is looking for local citizen historians to gather the information for the database from which a short film and some papers may be expected to be made.
The 12-month project is open to anyone, all that is needed is an interest in the First World War. If you are presently wandering about the Library and Archive Canada site ( http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/Pages/introduction.aspx ) looking for relatives in the Great War, or are an avid ancestry.ca user, love solving the mystery of personal Histories or are a reader of books on Canada’s contribution then you might consider joining in on this unique distributed history project.

You can read more about it;

WW 1 poster of Dominion soldiers

Brits and Commonwealth Apply.

¹ The first 3 months of WWI being more limited in geography and front-line participation.

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