News from the Green Howards
WORLD WAR I REMEMBRANCE DATA GOES ON LINE
Recently the Museum came into the possession of a very large collection of research papers and data relating to men of the Green Howards who lost their lives in the First World War.
This data had been collected over many years by Robert Coulson, a resident of Normanby. Robert died in November of last year, and his wife Sandra and daughter Joyce presented his work to the Museum in April of this year. The accumulated results of Robert's labour needed, literally, to be taken to the Museum in four large bin bags!
Edward Nicholl, who looks after the website dedicated to the remembrance of the Yorkshire Regiment in the First World War, www.ww1-yorkshires.org.uk, was delighted to be able to help the Museum by looking through all this material. Edward's immediate reaction was that the accumulated research material represented a huge amount of work, and would become an extremely valuable resource.
Already, Robert Coulson's biographies of over 460 Officers of the Green Howards who lost their lives in the War are on the above website. These biographies include details of the Officers' service, the actions in which they lost their lives, and where they are commemorated or buried.
Material still to be placed on the Yorkshire Regiment Remembrance website includes biographical details of EVERY name on the Middlesbrough War Memorial (over 3,100 names!), and the Eston, Grangetown, Normanby, and Eston War Memorials. Because there is so much data in this work, it will take some while for it all to be placed on the website.
Edward Nicholl's comment on Robert Coulson's research work was that it was an incredible labour of love, and the Museum is extremely fortunate to have acquired it. The remaining material will be added to www.ww1-yorkshires.org.uk as and when Edward has the time to place it on line. This website already has data on over 5,000 men of the Green Howards who lost their lives in that War.