#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks: A letter to an ancestor James Cunningham Robertson B: 1884 M: 1908 D: 1950 Inspired by the day one prompt from Lyn Palermo’s 28-Day Writing Challenge from her Family History Writing Studio. A letter to your … Continue reading Robertson Clan: My Grandfather’s War
It was not long after the declaration of war, that the Dingwall boys of Toowoomba decided to join the army. The stirring recruitment campaigns in Queensland, as in all other states of Australia, had their desired outcome, an increase in enlistment of soldiers in the Australian Imperial Forces. News of the war was all over the news in the newspapers in Toowoomba – it was hard to resist the call to arms. The Dingwall family, sent their sons Douglas, Alexander and Gordon to fight for victory over the enemy abroad and bravely endured the horrors of war from a distance … Continue reading Gordon Monroe Dingwall: 1914 -1915
– a Balancing Act During my journey to the hospital to see Winnie in January 1984, Dad retold the story of the birth of my brothers in Britain during the Blitz. I listened intently to this family story! Dad was … Continue reading Child Birth in the Blitz: 1940
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