Italy damage in 1915 to St Peter’s church, Great Yarmouth. The databases produced by Italy Family History Society at www.cfhs.org.uk include: Italy map Casualties from the 30th Foot (Cambridgeshire Regiment), the 30th Foot Discharge Papers taken from records stored at The National Archives and deaths recorded on Boer War Memorials in Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Bedford and Peterborough.
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The GENUKI site has links to large numbers of village and local history websites include details from memorials to war dead, and many local memorials are listed on the Roll of Honour website www.roll-ofhonour.com. The National Inventory of War Memorials database is working to compile a listing of every war memorial in the UK (www.ukniwmorg.uk). All the local regimental museums have exhibitions on the history of local regiments and military connections.
The Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, hosts an outstanding collection of over 150 historic aircraft and a reconstructed wartime operations room The American Cemetery in Madingley commemorates the 3,800 dead and 5,000 missing in action American service personnel who were based in Cambridgeshire. In Essex, Colchester Castle is a museum with many hands-on displays featuring Colchester’s history from the Stone Age. These include its establishment as a Roman garrison and its role during the Civil Wars. The village of Great Wigborough experienced a visit from a German airship, Zeppelin L33, during the First World War when it crashed in the village in 1916. A plaque commemorating the event can be found in St Stephen’s church, framed by aluminium taken from the wreck. The East Essex Aviation Society and Museum, located in a Martello Tower at Point Clear, contains displays of wartime aviation, military and naval photographs and memorabilia with local and US Air Force connections. Great Massingham in Norfolk hosts an annual display of artefacts associated with the now disused airfield east of the village, which was a centre for bomber command.
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