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Remembrance Day

Although this post links to World War I & II websites, my thoughts and prayers this Remembrance Day are also with those Welsh men and women currently serving and families of those who have lost their lives in service since both wars.

Some places to locate names of those who gave their lives:

http://www.cwgc.org/   Commonwealth War Graves Commission

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/# Roll of Honour

http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/wales.htm Victoria Cross Holders – Wales

For those of you too young to know what life was like in Wales and for Welsh people during the two World Wars, here are some links:

http://www.tpyf-wales.com/index.php?lang=en  Their Past, Your Future.  Commemorating Word War II

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/ww1.shtml World War I and Wales

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/ww2.shtml World War II and Wales

Where to begin searching for your ancestors who served?

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/militaryhistory/?WT.ac=MHhomepage The National Archives

and their Wiki ‘Your Archives’ at:

http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Category:First_World_War

http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Category:Second_World_War

My thoughts this Remembrance Day are also of Albert and George Cadman (WWI) and my Dad Tom Fitton(WWII), his Dad William and his Uncle Thomas who died in Italy July 3, 1918.

I shall always remember them.

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