Jennie was the only daughter and last child of James and Maria Danson, born on Christmas Eve, December 24th 1897, with her eight (surviving) brothers George then aged 3, Frank 5, Albert 7, Tom 9, William 12, Robert 16, John 18 and Harry 20 – quite a household in what looked like a cramped terraced house. Their father James died in 1906.
Jennie's photograph collection forms the basis of much of my family history and even better she had identified the names on the back of the photos.
THREE SOLEMN CHILDREN
Was jack Riley another young sailor on board HMS Chester at this time? I have a postcard sent by his mother to my great grandmother to say " Jack went out to sea today. He went in good spirits". The postmark is difficult to make out but could be 7.?? 16. Here is something else to add to my "Research To Do" list.
There is an additional personal dimension to this story, for my husband received the Cornwell badge in 1948 following three years serious illness in hospital.
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