The Western Front was the main theatre of war during World War One. A 400-plus mile stretch of land weaving through France and Belgium it became the place where the Allied armies battled under horrific conditions first the British from 1914 then joined by the Commonwealth countries then the USA in 1917. The conditions were horrendous. A truly industrialised war with shrapnel, gas and bombs. Disease was also an issue with specific diseases due to the trench conditions.
Helen has been researching her family since 1986 with research in Australia, England, Wales and Ireland. She is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms and Google the Genealogist’s Friend and has written for a number of family history as well as scientific publications. Helen has a One Name Study on Quested. Helen has spoken to a wide variety of audiences nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Professionally, she is a Molecular Epidemiologist specializing in Public Health Microbiology and has a strong interest in infectious diseases and Public Health through the ages.