is offering free access to its UK military holdings from now until Monday 24 July 2017.

Ancestry say that the offer is to commemorate the centenary of the WW1 Battle of Passchendaele and also to mark the release in the UK of the new film Dunkirk.

Our photo shows Terrance Hope who served in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps in World War 1, in the company of many other British Romany Gypsies, because of his expertise in working with and caring for horses.