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Graves at Estaples

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Cloth Hall : Ypres -World War One

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(1917) A Letter Home…

A letter home; grandfather to his mother in Merrickville, Ontario.  The journal says that they traveled to England in 1916.  She and her daughter (Beatrice) must have gone home at some point. Leaving grandfather to remain in England. He must … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: Grandfather’s Journal

We stayed for some time at a boarding house in Hampstead and while there met Mr Creswick and his family. An officer in Dad’s (sic) regiment brought them in to tea and I received an invitation to spend the next … Continue reading

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Chapter 1: Grandfather’s Journal

(I found one of my grandfather’s journals while I was looking in a bin of family artifacts. It was written in a service book. It seems fitting somehow as the anniversary of the First World War approaches.  This, combined now … Continue reading

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