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A Day to Remember

20 March 2012 by Lucy

Boy trying on helmet

(c) Mark McNulty. The City Soldier’s gallery features collections from The King’s Regiment, and a range of helmets to try on.

This Saturday, 24 March, the Museum of Liverpool will be hosting a free First World War family history event to help people with their search into relatives who served in the war.

The Museum looks after the collections of The King’s Regiment in the City Soldiers gallery, which focuses on the long history of the regiment and its relationship with Liverpool. Created in 1685, The King’s Regiment is one of Britain’s oldest regiments. It has been Liverpool’s regiment since 1881, and is now amalgamated into the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. 

We have many stories to tell about the men who served with The King’s in the First World War, which are on show in our Waterfront to Western Front special exhibition, and the City Soldiers gallery. We’ll be sharing a few stories this week in the run up to Saturday and today’s story is about David Jones, VC.

If you’re interested in finding out more, come down to the Museum of Liverpool on Saturday between 10am and 4pm, where there will be a range of family friendly activities on offer throughout the day. There will be arts and crafts for our younger visitors, performances and role players, along with talks from experts and historians and a number of local societies who will be on hand to assist with family history research.

Update: if you missed the last family history day we are holding another one on Saturday 28 September 2013, 10am-4pm. See our What’s on pages for more details.

Visitors will be able to gain access to a research database, which contains the biographical details of more than 76,000 men who served in the King’s Regiment during the First World War, and experts will be available to speak to from:

• National Museums Liverpool
• The Western Front Association
• Liverpool Family History Society
• Liverpool Record Office
• The Liverpool Pals
• The King’s Regiment Association

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