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Hampshire Genealogical Society

WWI

Knowle War Memorial

January 2, 2019

Knowle Hospital was open in 1852 as the Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum. The asylum was renamed Knowle Mental Hospital in c.1923 and following the 1948 introduction of the National Health Service Act, became Knowle Hospital. At the beginning of the 20th century, Knowle Hospital was home to over 1000 patients and staff and was a self […] – read more…

RIP Private Herbert Frank French

December 14, 2018

Herbert Frank FRENCH was born on 21st April 1884 at 11 Hyde Close in Winchester, the illegitimate son of Emily. On 18th January 1908 he married Sarah Ann (Annie) BIGNELL in Meonstoke and then settled in the village to raise their daughters Emily and Ivy. Herbert was initially in the Territorial Army then when WWI […] – read more…

RIP Gunner William Talmage

October 29, 2018

RIP Gunner William Talmage William TALMAGE was born in 1884 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, and married Ellen Maria KNIGHT in Medstead in 1910.  They had a butcher’s business in West Horsley, Surrey, but when the First World War started William was one of the many who volunteered and joined the Army. – read more…

Commonwealth War Graves Commission at Portsmouth & Southampton Memorials

March 6, 2013

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have erected new plaques at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial – read more…

George Weston Collings (1889-1981) in the First World War

February 17, 2013

Hampshire family history HGS, World War I Project, to remember those with a Hampshire connection who fought so bravely in World War I. HGS are collecting biographies of service personnel of anyone connected with Hampshire, whose ancestors, fought in the Great War. – read more…

Netley Military Cemetery

February 13, 2013

Hampshire is home to a number of military cemeteries, Netley being the largest with 3,000 graves. If you have a military family history connection with Hampshire consider researching its military cemeteries for information. – read more…

Enham – Alamein Village for Injured WWI Soldiers

February 13, 2013

The Hampshire village of Enham – Alamein was a rehabilitation village for WWI soldiers financed by a generous gift. If you have a Hampshire family history connection to this area you might be well rewarded by making a visit. – read more…

Winchester’s Military Museums

February 13, 2013

Tracing your military ancestors can prove to be a very rewarding part of family history research. The HGS can help you in your research, through how to guides and useful guidance to Hampshire military museums. – read more…

A Delightful WWI Artefact

February 8, 2013

WWI artefacts include personal letters, messages, and embroidered gifts made by Belgian and French women sent home from the front by our soldiers. – read more…

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