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Accidental explosion

Like many other novices to family history, I had assumed that any ancestors killed in HM Forces would have been involved in a conflict. I was proved wrong when I started investigating my 2x great-uncle. WILLIAM HENRY BARRETT was born on 25th September 1854 in...

The Salvation Army

  I am sure that most of you will have heard of the old joke about the Salvation Army bra, “It lifts the fallen!”. Seriously though, this is the exact aim of the Salvation Army; it always has been and hopefully always will be. The Salvation Army was...