Practical Family History

March 2007

March 2007 Articles

Kelly's Map of Wiltshire

Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire 1923 is both interesting and useful, with listings of private residents, a trades directory and a directory of towns and villages.

These sections include names, types of trade and addresses - all of which can help a family historian track down an elusive relative.

Although the directory is searchable, it is not advisable to rely solely on the search feature - browse the directory as well.

Other directories for Wiltshire are available from and prices start from £9.95 plus £2.50 UK p&p.

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The box set of The War Illustrated containing all nine volumes (234 issues) costs £39.95 plus £2.50 UK p&p from Individual volumes are also available at £9.95 each plus £2.50 UK p&p.

Volume 5, number 111, 30th September 1916

This issue starts with an article by a correspondant covering 'An unauthorised visit to the front'. In this article, war correspondant F A McKenzie tells of his journey to the front. After arriving in Dunkirk, McKenzie was taken to a French colonel who told him that he was not allowed to stay, as the area was under siege. Nevertheless, with the help of a guard, he managed to get to Furnes, where he came close to death from German shelling.

The interesting events during McKenzie's travels are embellished with descriptions of the war damage, lack of supplies, bedraggled refugees and survival under fire.

Find Out More:

Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire 1923 - available from

Tree Draw 3 - available from

The War Illustrated - available from

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