Sunday, 12 May 2013

John TILLETT (1834-1905)

John TILLETT is one of my ancestral heroes. Born the son of a Norfolk miller, he went to sea and travelled the world - the story of his travels is told by his numerous campaign medals.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

David Albert (Bertie) JACOBS (1892-1969)

For some reason I always miss my father's birthday. In fact he was born on 29th January 1892 at 190 High Holborn, London to David JACOBS and Emma BROWN, who had been married in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1887.