I have the family history bug for researching both my own family history and that of friends. If your interest is in families of the Fylde in Lancashire, this site is for you, with many photographs to enhance interest. I'll also be looking at my Scottish Donaldson connections, hints and tips, and stories that appeal. So read on, or even better, sign up as a follower. Do get in touch - I would love to hear from others who share my enthusiasm for family history fun.
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.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
For more stories of my family in war, see the postings
under the tag (to the right of the screen) on War and Remembrance