Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The East Belfast & the Great War Project begins

So last night was the start of something special.  The East Belfast & The Great War project research team met properly for the first time. We've been planning for a while and now the hard work begins.

We aim to tell the story of World War I through the eyes of the men and women of East Belfast.

At this point the vision is to collate a database containing the names of every single serviceman from East Belfast who served in World War One.  We hope to set up a fully searchable website for those who wish to trace a particular individual. We also intend to produce a publication which will 'tell the story' of East Belfast's role in World War One. We will facilitate seminars for the East Belfast community to encourage residents to come forward with their information & stories and at the end of the project will present our findings.

Want to know more about me?  You can click here to read my project bio.

The project is led by East Belfast Historian Jason Burke. You can read his excellent website by clicking here.

The other researchers are David Ralston and Joanne Gallagher.

Expect updates here and over on the facebook page, and please get in touch if you have any information you think is relevant.

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