Author Archives: Emily Poole

About Emily Poole

Third year history student at Exeter’s Cornwall Campus in Falmouth.

Update

We have both been busy with research recently. So – what have we been up to?

Ellie has been to the Cornwall Record Office, getting quotes from the diary and letters etc. for us to be able to use on our website and for our future Twitter page (all will become very clear soon).

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Update with our sponsor and goals

Today we are meeting with our sponsor (Kirsten, education officer at Truro Cathedral) to discuss the final outcomes of the project. We are hoping this will give us more focus in regards to what we are working torwards.

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Decisions

When we first started this project, we set out to research two historical figures: Richard Charles Graves-Sawle and Joseph Hunkin. We have decided to carry on focusing on only one of the stories – Graves-Sawle’s. Although Hunkin is equally interesting, we feel that we have retrieved more information on Graves-Sawle, and Hunkin has been slightly neglected. That is not to say that Hunkin did not play a role in the First World War, we just have not managed to piece together a great deal of his story. But perhaps future students (or anyone interested in his life) will do so…

Our research so far

We started this investigation into the lives of two intriguing individuals around two months ago. Since then we have started to accumulate information on their role in the historic conflict.

So where did we start?

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