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Janet M Neilson knew little about the service of a relative who died during the First World War until a visit to The National Archives at Kew revealed a story played out for so many families across the land


William Llewelyn Owen (above) and pictured top with his family. Front row, from left are: wife Violet, sister Gladys, mother Emily and sister Florence. Back row, with William centre in uniform, are his brother Ernest (left) and father David

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William Llewelyn Owen (born 18 June 1888, Swansea), died 12 June 1918, buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Second Lieutenant attached to the 4th Battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

William’s gravestone in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France, with a wreath laid by Janet during a visit
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What are your family history goals for 2019? Perhaps you'd like to get your family history notes more organised? To be sure you're searching the right ancestors? To take your research back further? To look into your family's lives in more depth? Or perhaps your goal is simply to take that first step and start finding out about your family tree? Our ultimate guide - in this, the Feb issue of Family Tree - has advice to help everyone become the best genealogist they can be... from the newly curious, to those with many research discoveries under their belt already, you're sure to find it a valuable read. Happy researching!