Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Trove Tuesday - James Godfrey Higgs

Both your Society bloggers, Jackie and I, are involved in the Society's World War 1 project in which we are identifying those servicemen and women with links to our area who served in that conflict.

Jackie and I are working on the team that is co-ordinating the project with the aim of publishing
a book commemorating these personnel. We have a group of over twenty enthusiastic researchers who are writing up the stories of those who were Decorated or Killed in Action. One of the resources we are using in our research is Trove.

In looking for James Godfrey Higgs, one of the men that I am researching I turned to Trove. The first few articles that I discovered were In Memorium Notices in the Sydney Morning Herald from members of his family. That his family were still publishing these notices 15 and more years after James' death demonstrates the depth of their loss.

Sydney Morning Herald 26 August 1929

Sydney Morning Herald 26 August 1930

Sydney Morning Herald August 26 1931
If Society members would like to join the team of researchers on this project please contact khs@khs.org.au and Use "WW1 Project" in the subject line.

Jill Ball

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