Thank you to Arena Theatre for hosting our WW1 Digital Capture. It was an interesting session with many artefacts and stories shared. Items were photographed and scanned to go up on the Lest We Forget ( LWF) Website (https://lwf.web.ox.ac.uk) Lest We Forget is an Oxford University-led project that aims to capture the memories and stories of the First World War before they are lost to history.
Our next LWF Digital Capture day Wolverhampton City archives Saturday 25th May 10.30- 12.30. no need to book just come along. all welcome. Free parking.
Digital Capture in March:
Big thank you to those people who shared their memories here are a few examples of items see more details here:https://lwf.web.ox.ac.uk
Private 40097 Harry Wrighton 10th Bn Worcestershire Regiment Died of Wounds 23rd September 1917 age 23. Listed on the War Memorial at St Mary’s Bushbury.
Recently, this photograph of Harry Wrighton, his medals and commemorative scroll turned up at Wolverhampton City Archives. The items were presented within an oak frame, which had been rescued from a skip in Carter Road sometime ago. The frame has hung on the wall of someone’s office until this year and the World War One Centenary commemorations had sparked further interest… Research reveals that on the 1901 census Harry is living with his parents Edward and Clara Amelia at Ford House near Wolverhampton. The children are listed as Edward age 16 railway porter, George 12, Clara 10, Ethel 8, Lucy 5, Harry 6, and Willie 0. By 1911 Harry aged 16 is a Waggoner on a farm, and he has a new little sister Lizzie but his mother Clara Amelia has died.
We had a request for more information about this gold watch
and PTE. G.H.TENCH
Geoffrey Harold Tench was born in Wolverhampton 21st August 1895. The Tench family are on the 1901 Census living in Allen Road Wolverhampton. Mr Henry Tench a Science teacher, his wife Edith, son Geoffrey aged 5, and daughter Mary is 1.
The Express and Star report on Monday 8th April 1918