Welcome to the Smith - Lincoln Genealogy Site
From Blighty to Baghdad or the Smith - Lincoln Genealogy page started as a project after my daughter Jacqueline was born. It honours both her maternal and paternal families, most of whom originated in the United Kingdom, hence the Blighty part of the sites title.
The site is also dedicated to my Great Uncle, William Henry Lord, who, with his twin brother Hector, enlisted with the Australian Flying Corps early in the Great War. William and Hector were posted to Mesopotamia as members of the Half Flight, where William would eventually be captured at the fall of Kut al Amara. The survivors of the siege, many of whom were in poor health, were forced by their Turkish captors to march 500 miles into captivity. Of the 11,800 men who left Kut al Amara with their captors on 6 May 1916, 4,250 died either on their way to captivity or in the camps that awaited them at the journey's end.
William survived this "death march" only to die of dysentery while building a rail link for the Turks through the Tarsus Mountains. He now rests in the Baghdad North Gate Cemetery. July 23rd, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of his death.
Family Tree, Privacy & Full Access
The family tree can be located via the family tree button in the top menu.
Please note that "living individuals" are hidden. If you wish to have access to the full site you must register for a user account. All data is held in the strictest confidence.
To obtain full access to the family tree you must register. By registering you can;
- Add new descendants and edit your family’s data on the site.
- View genealogical information for all known Smith/Lincoln descendants, including living relatives.
- Post photos, stories, documents, audio and video media about your ancestors.
- Chat with other family members on the Family Discussion page.
- An admin will approve your registration before you can use the site. Once your registration has been approved you will be notified via email.
- You can then use the search facility to try and find a relative.
Thank you to the many friends and relatives that have contributed to and have been involved in the search for the information that has been provided on this site. That information as well as the information that has been obtained via numerous internet sources has been verified, where possible with a source, to maintain the sites integrity. We do acknowledge that we can not be 100% sure about each family member belonging to that particular family, nor the dates and other information. If you believe any of the posts are in error, you may send your information and/or corrections via the contact page in the top menu.