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RE: LEST WE FORGET WW1 AND WW2

#76 by astoness , Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:37 am

although he did survive WW1 i thought you may like to see this photo of my grandad albert ernest wood (moms dad) dad left me in charge of all the old family black and whites but last week my sister turned up about 6 that we didnt know about and this was one of them...chuffed to bits as i had given up hope of finding any of grandad wood who served in the royal field artillary..he suffered the effects of the gas a couple of times but continued to serve until the early 1920s...his health was never the same after and he died in 1938 aged 50 leaving a wife and 3 young girls...the photo was very badly damaged but someone has very kindly tidied it up for me....grandad is back row first on the left and a very strong likeness to my 2 brothers..


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RE: LEST WE FORGET WW1 AND WW2

#77 by Slow Jo , Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:14 pm

Bet your proud of him lyn ,sounds like he died young ,because of what happened to him in the war, my grandad would never talk about it to anyone,said he rather forget it.


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#78 by astoness , Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:17 pm

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Bet your proud of him lyn ,sounds like he died young ,because of what happened to him in the war, my grandad would never talk about it to anyone,said he rather forget it.


yes jo i would agree the effects of war did not help his health at all and yes i am very proud of him...wished i could have met him...its amazing the amount of folk i come into contact with that say their rellies just refused to talk about ww1 but now that i know the horrors these men enjured i can fully understand why


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#79 by astoness , Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:16 pm

just a reminder of this years rememberance sunday in birmingham folks.. SUNDAY THE 9TH OF NOVEMBER..

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/remembranceday


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#80 by Sheldonboy , Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:12 pm

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just a reminder of this years rememberance sunday in birmingham folks.. SUNDAY THE 9TH OF NOVEMBER..

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/remembranceday

We will be at the broad Street service as usual.


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#81 by astoness , Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:55 pm

as you know gra so will i.....i cant think of a better way to spend my birthday morning...will be ordering a poppy wreath on monday..


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#82 by Sheldonboy , Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:57 pm

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as you know gra so will i.....i cant think of a better way to spend my birthday morning...will be ordering a poppy wreath on monday..

I must say we have been many times and it still brings a lump to my throat.


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#83 by astoness , Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:12 pm

must admit its the first one ive been to...whats a morning compered to what our brave men sacrificed...


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#84 by Sheldonboy , Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:14 pm

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must admit its the first one ive been to...whats a morning compered to what our brave men sacrificed...


They still do Lyn many times I have watched the old boys stand in the rain and foul weather remembering their mates.


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#85 by Slow Jo , Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:17 pm

Tonight on central news ,the land girls have at last got a memorial statue at the national arboretum.


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#86 by astoness , Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:17 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #84
Quote: astoness wrote in post #83
must admit its the first one ive been to...whats a morning compered to what our brave men sacrificed...


They still do Lyn many times I have watched the old boys stand in the rain and foul weather remembering their mates.



well im bringing some tissues with me...


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#87 by Sheldonboy , Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:20 pm

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Tonight on central news ,the land girls have at last got a memorial statue at the national arboretum.

I saw that Jo it's a beautiful statue, I would like to get back there and see it.


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#88 by Slow Jo , Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:26 pm

Never been there yet ,but I will one day,could spend all day there,I was told it's a really big place.


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#89 by astoness , Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:35 pm

excellent news...my dads sister was one of the land girls..


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#90 by Slow Jo , Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:40 pm

So were my moms sister,and some friends,she told us that they enjoyed it but it was hard work.


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