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Through our research into the 221 men commemorated by the organ we are discovering new information all the time. Our volunteer researcher’s blog, Meet the Soldier, highlights some of these stories from the past. 

The Edwards Family

My great-uncles Herbert and John Edwards are among the soldiers commemorated by the Hunter memorial organ at St Mellitus, or…

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Postcard Of Imst In The Austrian Tyrol, 1919

Lance Corporal Cyril McNeill

Imst in the Austrian Tyrol: a picture-postcard place a long way from the Western Front. What was Lance Corporal Cyril…

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Butlaw Naval Hospital Staff, Courtesy Of John D M Gordon

Surgeon Lieutenant George Murray Heiron

Having researched seven fallen soldiers, George Murray Heiron was one of the first soldiers who returned home after the First…

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Daniel William James Brown Gravestone

Daniel William James Brown

At first glance, writing Daniel Brown’s entry for the database on this site appeared a straightforward task. Relatively few records…

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Prue Roberts, Granddaughter Of Percy And Grandniece Of Alfred Alford

The Alford Brothers: Percy & Alfred

When I emigrated to Australia in 1974, my grandfather Percy came to see me off at Heathrow. I have fond…

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Campbell Bunk Soldiers

I first heard of Campbell Bunk some time in 1971. I was then a public health inspector working for Islington…

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Close Up Of Gravestone Of Arthur Norton

Arthur William Norton

First, a caveat: this section of the website invites you to Meet the Soldier, but this blog will introduce you…

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D. Hall & Company, Stroud Green Road. Islington Local History Centre

Thomas Ivor Hall

Archival research is an often solitary occupation, never more so than in spring of 2020 when I was stuck at…

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Lorraine Planting A Cross In Memory Of Henry Cross At Westminster Abbey

Henry Cross

In September 2018, I picked up a flyer at St Mellitus Church. It invited parishioners to join a new research…

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Men At Hare Hall Training Camp, Essex

Harry Creighton

Henry Richard Creighton, known as Harry, was one of the first soldiers I researched who came back from the war.…

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