One of my proudest achievements as a journalist was to have led our data unit’s World War I project. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission kindly supplied us with the records of all the servicemen and women from Britain and the Empire – now the Commonwealth – who were killed in the Great War.
We used it to create these widgets where you can search for the names of those who died, or who died in your area.
That was for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I in the summer of 2014.
I’ve realised more fully now that we are entering into what I’d call the Age of Anniversaries. Continue reading “The Somme and the Age of Anniversaries”