The young volunteers visit Wolverhampton City Archives
|Letter to Maggie Hill [WAVE: DX554/3/2]|
Maggie’s letter back to Noble thanks him for the letter and asks if Jesse ‘was killed outright or wether (sic) he lived only for a few moments to enable him to say a few words about his home and family’. The letter was returned to Maggie, which suggests that she never received her answer. Nicola also showed Jesse's 'Soldier's Small Book' and explained how the book was issued to all recruits as a record of service and with information and instructions as to their kit, other ranks, cleaning, cooking, drill, guard patrol and other duties.
Some of the young volunteers were led through online genealogical research by Liz, their family backgrounds included ancestors from Hungary to the Phillippines, reflecting Wolverhampton's ever increasing diversity. Many thanks to Dr Nicola Gauld and genealogist Liz Palmer representing the People's Heritage Co op.
|Discussions ensue as the group of volunteers study the letters, documents and images.|
Jesse Hill's 'Small Book' [WAVE: DX554/1]