World War One Army Records Workshop

Did your ancestor serve in World War I?, then this workshop will help. The majority of records for the men and women who served in the Great War 1914-1918 are now online (though not everything) but what are they and where can you find them? Have you got stuck with your research into a serviceman and need advice? We will discuss what sort of records are available from medal rolls to operational records and where they are to be found, as well as how to interpret them. 

Attendees are invited to bring with them their own research and any  relevant items they would like to ask questions about ie medals, diaries, letters. Copies are recommended rather than the originals, where practical. 

Pre-booking is required because places are limited. Bookings close one day before the event.

Please note this is a face to face workshop held in The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading. An online version using Zoom will take place later this quarter.

Please note that as this is a face to face talk, prevailing Coronavirus precautions will be in place. Please see:

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02 Apr 2022


11:00 - 13:00


The Centre for Heritage & Family History


The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ


  • Barbara Taylor
    Barbara Taylor

    Barbara has been interested in the Great War for over 40 years and has been a member of the Western Front Association from virtually the beginning. She was originally the vice chairman at the East Midlands branch and has been chairman at Thames Valley for 10 years.

    Barbara was a career draftswoman and this has led her to draw maps for military history books. She is also trying to build her own family tree and has learned a lot about searching for clues and information along the way!

  • Nigel Parker

    Nigel is a founding member of the British Modern Military Society and an experienced researcher. His expertise lies in researching aviation from both world wars.

    He has written twelve books on German Air Force losses over the UK during WW2; “Luftwaffe Crash Archive” and three volumes of “Gott Strafe England” which is the German air assault on Great Britain during WW1. He is currently working on a new and in-depth analysis of the Battle of Britain, the V1 and V2 campaign on Britain, and a series of books about the air crashes of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

  • Trevor Hancock
    Trevor Hancock

    Trevor is a genealogist and local historian offering a research service in the UK both online and at various record offices. He has worked in library and archive services for many years.

    Trevor has been involved in family and local history for many years. This started when he volunteered to record the Vale of the White Horse on behalf of the National Inventory of War Memorials from 1991-1994. Currently, Trevor is researching the lives of the World War One men commemorated in Wantage for a book for publication. He is a member of the Wiltshire Family History Society, Berkshire Family History Society and the Western Front Association.

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