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Paul has been researching the British Army for the last 40 years, has worked professionally for Findmypast since 2010, and has delivered dozens of military-themed and family history presentations.
Paul Nixon was born, bred and still lives in Chelmsford, Essex, England. He is the proud grandson of a First World War veteran, and the proud great great grandson of a Crimean War colour sergeant. Paul’s interest in the Great War inevitably led him back in time to examine more closely the Edwardian and late Victorian army and has led him down various military ephemera collecting rabbit holes. Paul has carried out extensive research into British Army regimental numbers and published much of this on his Army Service Numbers blog - https://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.com/ - which he launched in 2008. More recently, in 2017, he launched the British Army Ancestors website - http://britisharmyancestors.co.uk/ - which is a free resource and arguably the single largest online photographic archive of named British Army soldiers who served between 1850 to 1945. When he is not immersed in one or other research project, he endeavours to set aside five minutes for his wife and three teenage children who, for their part, maintain a bemused indifference to his strange interests.