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Saturday, 18 January 2014

NWKFHS WWI Projects: The War Graves Project. 1921 Census e-petition. Available free to search, The National Archives have digitised around 1.5 million pages of WWI war diaries with more to follow.

1921 Census e-petition:

An e–petition has been created by Gareth Farrell to request the Cabinet Office to amend the 1920 Census Act to make the publication of the census data exempt from the 100 year rule such that the 1921 census data can be published now. The petition points out that the 1931 census was destroyed and the 1941 census was never taken. If you would like to support the petition you can find it on the HM Government website

Available free to search, The National Archives have digitised around 1.5 million pages of WWI war diaries with more to follow and Crowd Sourcing Project:

The National Archives have digitised around 1.5 million pages of war diaries  and more will be released throughout this year as part of First World War 100, the National Archives centenary programme. 

This will allow researchers around the world to access the diaries, and has given us the opportunity to embark on a hugely exciting crowd sourcing project, Operation War Diary. This project asks for help to  classify the type of page and then tag key data from which will be created a detailed index to the people who appear in the pages. More information and for searches British Army War Diaries

NWKFHS WWI Projects: 

The War Graves Project: NWKFHS volunteers have been retaking photographs of War Graves at Cemeteries within our area which will be used to update the photographs on the War Graves Photographic Project which is a joint venture with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and assisting the Office of Australian War Graves, Canadian Veterans Affairs and the New Zealand Ministry of Heritage and Culture.

So far some 1,500 photographs have been taken and uploaded by the Society to the War Graves Photographic Project. In addition our volunteers have been identifying civilian WWI graves, family stones and resolving any problems that arise in information and details. 

The Society wishes to thank the various Churches and people who have helped with information and details and the volunteers are are giving so much time to this project.

WWI Graves in the following Churchyards/cemeteries have been rephotographed:

Ash & New Ash Green St Peter & St Paul Churchyard
Bexley St Mary’s Church
Bexleyheath Cemetery
Bidborough St Lawrence Churchyard
Biggin Hill Cemetery
Brasted St Martin Churchyard
Chelsfield St Martin of Tour Churchyard
Chevening Burial Ground
Chevening St Botolph
Cobham St Mary Magdalene New Churchyard
Darenth St Margaret of Antioch R.C. Churchyard
Dartford East Hill Cemetery
Dartford Watling Street Cemetery
Dartford Stone Cemetery
Dartford Joyce Green Hospital Cemetery
Erith Brook Street Cemetery
Erith St John the Baptist Churchyard
Eynsford Baptist Chapelyard
Eynsford St Martin Churchyard
Fawkham St Mary Churchyard
Footscray All Saints
French Street Private Burial Ground
Halstead St Margaret Churchyard
Hayes St
May the Virgin Churchyard
Hartley All Saints Churchyard
Higham St Mary Churchyard
Horton Kirby St Mary New Churchyard
Ide Hill St Mary Churchyard
Ifield St Margaret Churchyard, Cobham
Ightham St Peter Churchyard
Kemsing St
Mary Churchyard
Keston Parish Churchyard
Lamberhurst St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
Larkfield Holy Trinity
Longfield St Mary Magdalene
Meopham St John Churchyard
North Cray St James Additional Churchyard
Northfleet Cemetery
Nurstead St Mildred Churchyard
Orpington All Saints Chuchyard Extension
Orpington All Saints Churchyard
Otford St Bartholomew Churchyard
Paddock Wood St Andrew old Churchyard
Penshurst St John the Baptist Churchyard
Plaxtol Churchyard
Ridley St Peter Churchyard
Riverhead St Mary Churchyard
Shoreham St Peter & St Paul Churchyard
Sidcup Cemetery
Sidcup St John’s
Southfleet St Nicholas Churchyard
St Mary Cray, Star Lane Cemetery
St Paul's Cray, St Paulinus Churchyard
Stansted St Mary Churchyard
Sutton-at-Hone Burial Ground:
Swanley St Mary Churchyard
Swanley St Paul Churchyard
Swanscombe Cemetery
West Kingsdown (St. Edmund the King & Martyr) Churchyard (also known as The Church in the Woods)
West Wickham St John the Baptist Churchyard
Wrotham St George Churchyard Extension

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