Genealogist Simon Last has produced a number of Suffolk ‘war memorial’ books, his latest being for Aldeburgh. It runs to 176 pages and provides full information about those who died in date of death order. The book builds on research undertaken by former Aldeburgh Mayor, Michael Good before he developed Alzheimer’s.
The book is full of relevant information, such as newspaper reports when war was declared, wartime posters, images of the war memorial and other memorial plaques, photographs of the servicemen and woman (nurse) who gave their lives, details of their families, reports of battles, obituaries, probate information and much more.
The last name in the book is Robert Kersey who died on 10 November 1918, one day before the Armistice.
The niece of two soldiers featured in the book commented:
“… Just to say what a good job you did with the Aldeburgh War Memorial book … It is a marvellous reminder of all those poor fellows who died & I feel I know much more about my own uncles too … Someone has produced something similar about memorials in the Highlands – not a patch on yours as it is only photographs of statues involved & nothing about the people which is what one wants …”
The book is available for sale in the Aldeburgh Book Shop and Baggotts Newsagent both in the High Street in Aldeburgh. Or for those unable to get to Aldeburgh, Simon is able to send out copies in the post. The book costs £10 and with postage and packing the total is £12. If you would like Simon to send you a copy please can you send him a cheque for £12 made payable to Simon Last to:
Southend on Sea
Remember to include your own postal address and state if you would like Simon to sign it or not.