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Mapping out the tragedy of WWI in Hawick.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Mapping out the tragedy of WWI in Hawick. Reply with quote

http://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/15396692.Mapping_out_the_tragedy_of_WWI_in_Hawick/

Mapping out the tragedy of WWI in Hawick.

AS part of an ongoing commemoration of the sacrifices made during First World War a large map of Hawick featuring those who died is being collated at the town's Museum.
And organisers are inviting families and individuals to add the names of loved ones who lost their life during the conflict.
Part of the Saving and Sharing Scottish Borders Stories of WWI project, Live Borders libraries and archives staff will also be on hand at the Heritage Hub in Hawick on Saturday, July 22 to help anyone who wishes to add their commemoration to the Everyman Remembered website.

A representative from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will also be on hand to offer information and advice on researching casualties using their own website.
The event is also a chance to see the Saving and Sharing Scottish Borders Stories of WWI exhibition which runs at The Heritage Hub, between July 18 and August 7, which features a selection of stories shared with the project.
Project officer Morag Cockburn said: “Anyone can come along and contribute to the Everyman Remembered website or learn more about the work of the CWGC.
“Since 2014 staff at the Heritage Hub have been adding Scottish Borders and K.O.S.B casualties to their online catalogue.
“It would be great if local volunteers felt inspired to use this, and the many other sources of information, to continue to populate everymanremembered.org and ensure the Scottish Borders’ WWI contribution is commemorated at a national level.”
Everyman Remembered is a partnership between the Royal British Legion and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who died in WWI.
Their aim is for the 1.1 million men and women who lost their lives to be commemorated individually by those living today.
Ewan Jackson, chief executive Live Borders, added: “We are now 100 years on from the Great War, a war which affected people from all walks of life; from the KOSB who fought in many bloody actions to the women who took on new roles.

“It is vitally important that the impact on the local community and the sacrifices made are remembered by current and future generations.”
Saving and Sharing Scottish Borders Stories of WWI is a two-year project run by Live Borders Museum, Archive and Library Services which is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Armed Forces Covenant.
The project aims to document the region’s social and family heritage of this momentous period by recording material in various formats so that it can be made widely available and secured for future generations.
On Saturday, September 9 there will also be a day of presentation relating to the project at the MacArts Centre in Galashiels.
Places must be booked in advance by contacting The Heritage Hub on 01450 360699 or localhistory@liveborders1.org.uk
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Update of info Reply with quote

I am looking over my info and will do updates then post onto local memorials.
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