Friday, 20 February 2015
some family history
i knew so little about my mum's father. he died in 1932 when he was 43 years old and my mother was 10. yesterday i went down to the port library which houses the local history collection and found my g/father's death record and his army records. the later where so interesting. he was ill for much of the first world war and served in gallipoli, france and egypt. he was wounded in battle and returned to the front when he recovered. he died from consumption no doubt caused by mustard gas. my dad's father died from the same thing, he also served in the first WW. i was really surprised and pleased to find these records. i also found my mum's mother's birth details. my cousin is really into our family history and has been doing it for years. she came with me yesterday. so interesting.