Back in the 1980’s, I started working with my father on our family history. My father has since passed on, but I have continued that work. This blog will share information that I have discovered about our family over the years. I hope you enjoy reading it and welcome any further contributions.
Today, the family tree includes almost 6,000 people. There are close to 300 who served in the military, 63+ who died in World War One or World War Two, and cousins in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States. I will be sharing information, stories and photos about many of them. Of course, information about living individuals will not be published without permission.
To start, here is a photo of Private Wilfred Young of The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) taken at Llanlion Barracks, Pembroke Dock, Wales in 1939. Wilfred served in the Buffs from 1938 through 1946, but was captured on his way to Dunkirk from Belgium and spent most of the war as a POW (POW Number 11666 POW Camp 20b Stalag Maarienburg, Poland). Read his story by clicking here.
Many of our relations served in The Buffs, so look for more references to this regiment in future posts.