If you had ancestors or family who lived in or came from the Greenwich area this site will be of interest to you. It contains information about the industrial and social history of people who lived in the area. If your ancestors lived in the area this will give you a good idea of their lives and what the area was like.
There is an index to help find information on buildings, industries and place names mentioned of any significance in the first volume, issues 1 to 5 of the Greenwich Industrial History Society's newsletter at Newsletter Index
The Greenwich Industrial History Blog gives you access to the Newsletters from 1998 to 2008, including any articles and letters. It is a site that is worthwhile exploring.
Greenwich Parish Registers and Indexes. St Alphege and Our Ladye Star of the Sea, (Roman Catholic Church).
If you are interested in the Parish Registers for Greenwich, St Alphege copies of the original registers from 1615 to 1989 can be obtained from The North West Kent Family History Society. This includes the 1714-47 burials missing from the filming of the original registers. There are also Transcripts and Indexes for 1615-1637 with alpha index and of baptisms 1813-38 (over 15,000 entries).
Our Ladye Star of the Sea, Roman Catholic Church, Greenwich Parish Registers 1794-1913 are also available. Details can be found at NWKFHS Parish Registers
More Kent Strays: 100 year old Albert Victor Earl and Frederick Ernest Leonard Earl, DCM of Saskatoon, Canada born Deptford, England.
Albert Victor Earl died at St Paul's Hospital (Saskatoon) on November 7, 1999... born in Deptford, England on March 13, 1899 to Frederick and Alice Earl. In 1910 his family emigrated to Canada and settled in Saskatoon... predeceased by his wife Marjorie (Mayne), his mother Alice, father Frederick and brother Frederick (DCM 1918) and his three sisters, Lilian, Edith and Hilda...
The 1901 census shows the family, including Albert and his brother Frederick at 48 Batawia Road, Deptford.
Frederick Earl, book binder, Head 38 Male Westminster London England
Alice Earl Wife 37 Female Peckham London England
Florence Earl Daughter 16 Female New Cross London England
Edith Earl Daughter 9 Female Tottenham London England
Frederick Earl Son 4 Male New Cross London England
Albert Earl Son 2 Male London England
The baptism records of 4 of the children show their full names:
Florence Lillian Earl 13 Jan 1889 Frederick Thomas Earl, Alice Florence Earl Tottenham St Ann Haringey
Edith Alice Kathleen Earl 15 Oct 1896 Frederick Thomas Earl, Alice Florence Earl Hatcham St James Lewisham
Frederick Ernest Leonard Earl 15 Oct 1896 Frederick Thomas Earl, Alice Florence Earl Hatcham St James Lewisham
Albert Victor Earl 30 Mar 1899 Frederick Thomas Earl, Alice Florence Earl Hatcham St James Lewisham
His brother who the Newspaper listed as Frederick Earl, DCM (1918) joined the 28th Bn, Saskatchewan Regiment on 18 October 1915 and died on August 26, 1918. The details can be found at Veterans Affairs Canada
On the 26th August 1918 the 27th & 28th Battalions attacked Neuville-Vitasse with the objective of taking the ruins of Wancourt Tower. The high ground was taken, but they met fire from a strong point, A company of the 28th was sent over into the British section and neutralised it. The 27th and 28th dug in at dusk, short of their objective. They made an assault after dark without a preparatory barrage, surprising the defenders and pushing them out.
Soldiers of the First World War-Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Many men and women who had been born in Kent and emigrated to Canada joined Canadian Regiments during WWI and fought in Europe and in other theatres of the war.
The Library and Archives of Canada has a searchable database of over 600,000 men and women who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918) as soldiers, nurses and chaplains. A free down loadable copy of the attestation page, both front and back is provided, giving such details as place and date of birth, next of kin, physical description etc. It can be found at Soldiers of the First World War-CEF
Last Post-Death Notices
Another site worth looking at if you think you had any family members from Kent who had a military connection in Canada is Last Post-Death Notices
The Royal Canadian Legion has been publishing short death notices of its members, men and women, since 1928. It also includes those members who served in the Police. At present the database goes back to those published from 1985 and contains over 187,117 names. The database is being added to twice a year with new entries and there are plans to publish earlier ones as resources allow.