29th April 2017, 2.30 pm
Join Alan Fidler and Marie Caffrey as they tell us about their project to record men from the North East serving in the Dominion forces of Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and their willing participation in WW1. Find out how, through their project, they have been able to trace men with local connections to the North East serving in the Dominion forces of Australia, Canada and New Zealand , known as the pathfinding exercise. The project has used the concept of “crowd sourcing” volunteers to work across multiple time zones, thereby allowing volunteers to work on a major project which is well beyond the capacity of a small group.
Through their research, Marie has uncovered information on local Teesdale residents, including the Dent brothers (Wilfred and Maurice) from Middleton in Teesdale, who served in the Canadian forces.
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