Thursday, 12 November 2009

Armistice Day – 11/11

I’m a day late posting this but live writer was playing up last night.  This is just my little photo post about the war heroes from my family (including the newly discovered relatives). They may not have been decorated other than the medals issued to everyone but they’re my heroes.

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My great-grandfathers, Wilfred and William Percy. Wilfred or Farvy served in home waters during WW1 while William Percy or Pop-Pop served we believe in Gallipoli and the Middle East.

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My grandfathers, Thomas and Reg. Grandad (on the left) joined up in 1943 and apparently went over to France a couple of weeks after D-Day. He was shot and sent back home where he was found to have shrapnel in his arm and lungs something which he suffered with for the rest of his life. Granna (on the right) was out in the Far East and was captured by the Japanese. I don’t know much about what happened to him as he never spoke of it but I know the experience haunted him.

There are so many men and women like these who aren’t the well known names from the wars but they deserve just as much recognition, so this is my way of doing that for the members of my family.

1 comment:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing their photos and stories. My post from the 11th discussed my father (a WWII vet).