I have taken the decision to close my service, which has been known for many years as fourteeneighteen. At least, for the foreseeable future.
I began to carry out paid research of soldiers of the British Army of the Great War back in 2002 and have been doing it full-time for the last 14 years. It has been fantastic for me but it’s time for a change.
Time moves on. I have some large research and writing projects of my own that will take up much of my next couple of years; I want to free up time to enjoy being a grandfather, as my first grandchild Charlotte arrived on New Year’s Eve; and my wife and I plan to spend more time at our holiday home in the country and do some travelling before we become too decrepit!
I will still be accepting work from past clients and will consider other unusual or worthwhile projects, but my service of researching individuals will no longer be an offer from 1 February 2022. The fourteeneighteen website will explain what I mean by “unusual or worthwhile projects” in due course.
Past clients will still be able to request copies of archived reports and associated documents, free of charge.