Posted by Brian Gallagher on September 9, 2014 in Collections, In The Community, United Kingdom

The Ancestry.co.uk Frontline Walk

  • Mark the 100th anniversary of World War One
  • Cover 100kms through France and Belgium
  • See the battlefields of the Western Front

Here at Ancestry we take great pride in our work. It is our mission to help people discover, preserve, and share their family history. As the world’s largest online family history resource Ancestry is the best place to learn about your military ancestors. We have more than 20 million WWI records available on our dedicated WWI page here: Ancestry.co.uk/world-war-1

To ensure that all those who have suffered and sacrificed are not forgotten, we are proud to support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which exists to help individual soldiers, ex-soldiers, and their families. ABF The Soldiers Charity is for soldiers, for life. They provide financial assistance to all soldiers and their families when in need. Even when a soldier leaves the Army, they are still eligible for help from the charity.

Our friends at the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are delighted to offer you the chance to mark the centenary of WWI in a very unique way. The Ancestry.co.uk Frontline Walk gives you the opportunity to walk along the Western Front, finishing at the Menin Gate.

Taking place over the 15th – 19th October 2014, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are asking you to walk representing your local regiment or the regiment of a family member. Sign up today for a truly unforgettable experience and help raise funds for a great organization.

We believe that all those who served in WWI deserve to be remembered and we want to help everyone to discover their WWI connection. That’s why we have made our WWI medal records universally available and completely free to use until the end of the year. You can access them here British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards (1914-1920).

For information on fundraising requirements and the sign-up process, click here: http://www.soldierscharity.org/frontline-walk

Brian Gallagher

Brian is the International Social Media Specialist for Ancestry, working closely with our United Kingdom, Sweden, German and Australian teams.

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