My Grandfather's War (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by CockneyTone » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:54 pm
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Fellow Borderites, I suppose its because I never knew my maternal Grandfather as he died 10 years before I was born, his life has always held a strong fascination for me, especially his Military Service with the 1st Battalion, Border Regiment.Consequently quite a few ago I decided to research his Service, with a fair amount of success. However there has never been any structure to my findings which have languished in a box accumulating dust and the wrath of my wife for far too long! So begging your indulgence and with Chris's blessing at long last I intend to bring some of it together and make a series of posts on the Forum following his footsteps with the 1st Borders through the Boer War! Although I obviously started with none of my Grandfathers personal memories I was fortunate enough to inherit a couple of tangible items, a small photo of him in uniform from my Nan's locket, his Queens South Africa Medal, a soldier's bible and his discharge paper! The medal sits in pride of place on my study wall! Anyway, as they say watch this space for Episode One


File alt font awesome.svg Posted by spike » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:02 pm
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In memory of
John Farrer
(19455 Pte.)

11th Border Regiment
k.i.a. 1st July 1916
I look forward to reading these posts, Scottie.
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:00 pm
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In memory of
John Bardgett
(15309 L/Cpl.)

11th Border Regiment
Who died 1st July 1916.
I, too, will be very interested to see what appears from this box of goodies you have stored away just waiting to be seen here! By the sounds of it we could be in for a real treat!