Mortimer Family

The Mortimer Family Notable Family Record Father and Seven Sons Serving Mrs Mortimer, of 120 Homesdale Road, Bromley, gave to a Kentish Times reporter some particulars of her family’s exceptionally fine record of service for King and Country. Mr and Mrs Mortimer lived in Croft Road for nearly 20 years.  They have had 13 children, and there are 11 living – seven sons and four daughters.  The two eldest are twin sons, Horace Mortimer (who has a family of nine children), and Leslie Mortimer (who has 10 children). Three other…


Portraits of soldiers printed in the Bromley District Times during the war years. [su_tabs][su_tab title=”People of 1914″][apsp-board-widget board_url=”″ custom_size=’custom’ image_width=”100″ board_height=”800″ board_width=”800″] [/su_tab] [su_tab title=”People of 1915″][apsp-board-widget board_url=”″ custom_size=’custom’ image_width=”100″ board_height=”800″ board_width=”800″] [/su_tab] [su_tabs]

Newspaper Extracts

Whilst trawling through the newspapers of 1914-1919, Pam has come across many interesting articles which give us an insight into life both at the front line as well as back at home. Some examples are found here: [su_tabs] [su_tab title=”The Headlines”][su_posts taxonomy=”post_tag” tax_term=”28″ tax_operator=”0″ order=”desc”][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Local News”][su_posts taxonomy=”post_tag” tax_term=”25″ tax_operator=”0″ order=”desc”][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Entertainment”][su_posts taxonomy=”post_tag” tax_term=”29″ tax_operator=”0″ order=”desc”][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Recipes & Home Advice”][su_posts taxonomy=”post_tag” tax_term=”24″ tax_operator=”0″ order=”desc”][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”Letters”][su_posts taxonomy=”post_tag” tax_term=”23″ tax_operator=”0″ order=”desc”][/su_tab] [su_tab title=”People”][su_posts taxonomy=”post_tag” tax_term=”26″ tax_operator=”0″ order=”desc”][/su_tab] [/su_tabs]

Find Your Military Ancestors

Military Ancestors is a project created by Pam Preedy, which lists over 30,000 references to soldiers between 1914-1919, initially from the Bromley and District Times, in Kent. The data Pam has extracted from the newspapers include men who enlisted from 1914 to the beginning of 1916 when conscription was introduced; The names and addresses of some 1,500 men of the Bromley area who had signed up for the Derby Scheme, (a precursor to conscription and a failed attempt to prevent it), in 1915; Details of letters from the Western Front, India, S.…