What’s On at Midland Ancestors –
Birmingham: The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 14-18 In Books & Cartoons
Sat 2nd December @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMTFree
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914-1918 Books and Cartoons
Presenter – Paul Jacques and David Vaux
Men from the RWR played a major role on the Western Front in WWI. The regiment lost 11,610 men; six were awarded the Victoria Cross for outstanding bravery. Paul and David’s presentation and display will raise our awareness of the wealth of printed material available to family history researchers. This takes us beyond the bare facts in official records to gain an insight into the contemporary experiences, feelings, and memories of not only those who served but also the impact upon their families, neighbourhood and society.
Paul and Dave have a keen interest in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and Birmingham in both wars. Dave has been exhibiting since 1994 and Paul joined him in 2014 at the start of the First World War Centenary. Paul & Dave have exhibited at the city Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham University, the Oratory, schools and church and community halls locally and further afield. In 2014 with their help, Dave’s old school, now Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst, built a trench in their Outdoor Learning centre. A website followed and numerous school groups have toured the trench.
Taking place in the BMI, the John Peek Room on the first floor.
Followed by Festive refreshments