Friday, 11 November 2011

Remembrance on 11.11.11: A Family Tribute

 Today I remember in particular my two great uncles, John Danson  and George Danson,  both killed in the First World War - two of five brothers serving in the trenches.  George (right)  was a stretcher bearer and died at the Battle of the Somme, aged just 22. 
Also my grandfather, William Danson (left), who survived the war and was awarded  the Military Medal following  the Battle of Passchendaele.

Serving in World War Two was my father John Weston (right)  who was part of the D Day invasion.  

Also my Uncle Charles Weston (left)  who experienced the horrors of being a Japanese prisoner of war, working on the bridge  over the River  Kwai,

Also  my uncle, Harry Danson (right)   who was saved at Dunkirk by the flotilla of small ships.  

For more stories of my family in war, see the postings
under the tag (to the right of the screen) on War and Remembrance

1 comment:

  1. Susan, what a remarkable service history for your family. So much sadness and tragedy there as well as the inspiration of survival and bravery.


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