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WW1 Newspaper photo 1918
« on: Monday 20 March 17 09:57 GMT (UK) »
I was wondering if any of the newspapers in the Oxford area would have had photos of soldiers killed in action during the first world war. I know we have some in Lancashire.
It's just a chance that there might be one of my Great Uncle who was killed in 1918, he was from St. Aldate's and his name is on the plaque outside the church?

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Re: WW1 NEWSPAPER PHOTO 1918
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 April 17 11:24 BST (UK) »
It had never crossed my mind to look for photograps of my dead rellies in newspapers, just accounts of their various court appearances and BMDs.  Now I have something new to add to my to-do list!

Have you tried the British Newspaper Archive?  I think some Oxford newspapers have been digitised but I don't know which or for what date.  I believe it's an ongoing project though, so new titles and dates being added on a regular basis.  Accessible from FindMyPast if you have a subscription but the search seems to be better on the BNA site.

Jane :-)
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BARR, BARRATT, BERRY, BRADLEY,BRAMLEY,BRISTOW,BROWN,BUGBIRD,BUTLER
CAIN,CARR,CHAPMAN,CHARLES,CH*LTON,CHESTER,COCKETT
COLLASON,COLLYER,CORKERY
DARLING, DENYER,DICKERSON,DOLLING,DURBAN
FARMER,FURNELL
GIBSON,GILES,GROOMBRIDGE
HALL,HAMBIDGE,HARMES,HART,HICKS,HILL,HOLLOWAY
JACKSON
K*AT*S
LANCASTER,LINTON
MCDONALD,MCFADEN,MEARS,MILLARD
NICOLAS,NOAK,NORTH
PARFIT,PORTER
RIPPINGALE,ROBINS
SEARLE,SPENCER,STEDHAM
TYLER,TILLY,TUCKWELL
WADE,WAGER,WALKER,WATSON,WEBB,WITHRINGTON,WOOD

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Re: WW1 NEWSPAPER PHOTO 1918
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 April 17 11:39 BST (UK) »
The local newspapers were full of death in action notices together with photographs. Often very detailed. I started off with Newspaper Library at Colindale (they've moved now, National Archives,) but there was and probably still are lots of local collections of original newspapers in Public Library Local Collections and the Newspaper offices records if still existing.

I expect German Military Intelligence were avid subscribers.     

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Re: WW1 Newspaper photo 1918
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 12:55 BST (UK) »
Many Thanks for your replies. I shall have a search on the info. you have given.

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Re: WW1 Newspaper photo 1918
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 May 17 09:44 BST (UK) »
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Weaving, Drewe, Lay, Daly, Walker - Berkshire & Oxfordshire
Wood - Worcester, Hampshire, Wiltshire
Stone - Barnwood, Gloucestershire



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Re: WW1 Newspaper photo 1918
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 May 17 11:21 BST (UK) »
This is really interesting, thank you.