Henry John Jeal

November 11, 2017 no comments

On Armistice Day we’re very grateful to Keith Jeal for sharing with us his quest to learn more about his Grandfather, Henry John Jeal, who was killed at Passchendaele in 1917: I made a very emotional visit in September this year to Dozinghem Cemetery to see my grandfather`s grave. It… Read Full Story

Ernest Taylor Remembrance Service

October 20, 2017 no comments

Our post in August featured the story of Ernest Taylor of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, with Ernest’s grandson, Ken Oliver, sharing his research with us. Last week a remembrance service was held at St Peter’s Church, Stockton, 100 years to the day Ernest was killed in action. The service… Read Full Story

Ernest Taylor, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards

August 19, 2017 no comments

One of the many pleasures of working in the Reference Library is being able to witness the historical traces of individuals as our customers slowly uncover the intricacies of their family history. This week Ken Oliver has very kindly shared his research into his Grandfather, Ernest Taylor, as the Centenary… Read Full Story

Yarm 1914 Passchendaele Commemoration

July 21, 2017 no comments

You’ll be happy to know that occasionally we are let out, blinking in the sunshine, from the dusky confines of the Library and Museum.  Last Sunday it was a pleasure to be part of the Yarm 1914 Group’s commemoration of the centenary of The Battle of Passchendaele.  While naturally sombre… Read Full Story