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Israel Spielman: clerk, soldier, HM Land Registry pioneer

Israel Spielman was perhaps our first colleague from an ethnic minority when he joined HM Land Registry shortly before the First World War. Today just over 5% of our staff declare they’re from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background, a figure we are striving to increase.

Remembering Ernest McDouall and his fallen colleagues on Armistice Day

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Ernest McDouall's name highlighted on First World War memorial plaque

Infantryman Ernest McDouall survived to see the Armistice which ended the First World War on 11 November 1918 – but is honoured today as one of the 14 HM Land Registry men who lost their lives as a result of the conflict.