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Salamanca 1812

{xtypo_dropcap}M{/xtypo_dropcap}y great x2 grandfather, Giles Mead, was baptised in Newton St Loe, Somerset, on 11th March 1781, the second known son of John Mead, a labourer, and his wife Lucy (née Keynton), who had married on 20th July 1774. Giles’...

An ordinary war

November 2008Memories of a WW2 Soldier A Child’s Story Walter did well in a Naval career Served at Trafalgar Fought in The Crimea An ordinary war Letter to a son Traumatised by war Visit to Flanders Remembrance Day 1971 Awarded the DSO Grandad’s Badges The...

Letter to a son

November 2008Memories of a WW2 Soldier A Child’s Story Walter did well in a Naval career Served at Trafalgar Fought in The Crimea An ordinary war Letter to a son Traumatised by war Visit to Flanders Remembrance Day 1971 Awarded the DSO Grandad’s Badges The...

Traumatised by war

When I was young I had very little interest in my family. Like so many young people, all I was interested in was the here and now. I certainly never thought to ask questions. It wasn’t until those people most dear to me had passed away that I began to think...

Visit to Flanders

After discovering, through my family history research, that my great uncle, Charles Frederick Garrard, had been killed in World War One , I decided to take a day trip to Belgium and visit the Tyne Cot Cemetery where he is commemorated. We had a very early start,...

Remembrance Day 1971

  I think that the most memorable Remembrance Day service that comes to mind must be the first year we lived in Singapore, which was in November 1971. At that time my husband, who was a member of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, was attached to the...