I don’t have anything amazing to say in this post, but I do have a site which I spent many hours building around Christmas 2017. Sadly, like many of the soldiers in the trenches in that time, I was struggling a little at work, and was getting up at 6am in the morning over the Christmas break for some reason, I have no idea why, but it did happen.
During these early morning sojourns on the internet, I built a site around the London County council and their employees who served during world war one. I stopped building the site shortly after, but it is pretty amazing what I can do in quite a short period of time.
The London County Council provided a service record of the Great War, in 1920, and this was awarded to all of its former staff. It is a brilliant record of the war; and its highs and lows, the dead and those awarded with gallantry medals; this record actually lists about 10,000 former LCC personnel, and brief details of their war record, including deaths and their length of service, their regiment, and any gallantry awards etc.
I recorded this detail at the London18.co.uk site; plus a sister site. I cannot remember why I split the details, but both are worth a visit. In addition are added records of some gallantry awards, and other regimental information.
I left employment later that year through early retirement. I doubt I would have lasted a week in the trenches, what an awful war. And then, in 1918, followed a massive flu epidemic killing off another 3-5% of the world population – known as the Spanish flu epidemic. In modern days, I think we call this bird flu, and will happen again sometime soon.
Whatever. And now we have Trump, ignorant moron, refusing to accept climate change, and who will kill the planet and most of us in the next 10 years or so.