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Help to track down Upminster war hero

13:53 09 June 2014

Students are in need of some assistance as they try and track down not only a war hero, but their own ancestors who fought and lived through the First World War.

“Who do you think they were?”, a National lottery funded project, which is run by the charity Legasee educational trust, has been searching for records of Patrick Corrigan, from Upminster, who was interviewed about his experiences on the battlefields in France in the 70s but very little records have been found.

Founder of Legasee, Martin Bisiker, said: “We’ve drawn a blank with Patrick and hope that someone locally might know him or his family.”

Pupils from Colchester Academy, in Colchester, have also been taking part in the project, trying to find records of Mr Corrigan, they have also been researching their own ancestors during the First World War.

Martin said: “The idea is that young people develop research skills in genealogy so that they can trace their own families involvement in the Great War.” Did you know Patrick Corrigan or his family? Call 0207 0339 733.

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