Each week Julie sets us a theme or a series of questions to answer.
|Outside billet RAF Bruggen 1953 - my dad is second from the right |
holding his cap and posing from the looks of it!
My paternal grandfather was in the Seaforth Highlanders pre WW2 and rejoined during the Second World War - I have a post about him here.
My maternal grandfather was in the Home Guard during WW2 - there's a great picture of him in this post.
|War Medal, 1939-45 Star, Defence Medal and India General Service Medal 1930-31|
There is a whole page (work in progress) of links to various soldiers' stories from my family and my husband's (the OH), accessible via the World War One Soldiers' Stories tab at the top of this page.
And to conclude:
Yesterday I received an email directing me to a page in an American newspaper concerning a relative of mine - Gabriel Davison Harle - he's my second cousin twice removed and he died in WW1. A fascinating story about finding his letters home from the war in an attic! I wish I had that kind of luck in my researches. So a huge thank you to the gentleman who brought this to my attention!
P.S. if you are wondering what happened to Week 10 of Book of Me - I'm thinking about it - the prompt was Unexplained Memories and as I seem to remember everything with great clarity (I may be fooling myself but it feels that way) I can't honestly put my finger on anything unexplained to write about.