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Ancestor of the week – Willliam James West

This is the belated post from 26 February. William James West was born in Aldershot Hampshire in 1898, the son of William Arthur West, a military man and, Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). I had always known that my Grandfather’s first … Continue reading

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Ancestor of the week – William Arthur West – Part One

This is the belated post from 19th February. William Arthur West was born in 1863 in Guildford. I became aware of him through the his marriage to my Grandfather’s Aunt – Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). They married in 1897 and … Continue reading

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Siege by David Humphry

From the back cover – “Manchester 1976. The oldest living Victoria Cross holder and the last survivor of three friends who went to do their duty for Queen and country in the Boer War collapses at a remembrance Sunday service. … Continue reading

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