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Offline grandarog

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Re: Respite from the Front Line!
« Reply #45 on: Monday 31 July 17 19:11 BST (UK) »
         My Dad, Private 683453 George E Harris. Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles , the subject of this post would have been delighted with the efforts and respect shown at the Passchendaele Centenary  Remembrance programmes today. He was always very conscious and respectful of all his mates and the many others that fell beside him at  Passchendaele and elsewhere during the 4 years they fought together.
         He considered himself the lucky one to have come through alive after the horrors.. Although seriously wounded  by shrapnel and a bullet. 40 years later he was still picking out bits of shrapnel as they worked the way out and  surfaced below the skin . Disabled as he was ,he didnt qualify for a pension just a Silver War Badge and a certificate from the King. (proudly displayed on my living room wall).
         He would have been so pleased that the younger generations are being urged not to forget how much they owe to their forefathers that gave their lives to  shape the course of history for them.
                   
                        Rest in Peace Dear Dad 1896 1986.
WAGHORN/E
KENWARD
HARRIS
DIXON
MARSHALL
MERCER
CARE
FAGG
RUSSELL
WOODRUFF      

 All these  Families were Born and Bred in Kent

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Re: Respite from the Front Line!
« Reply #46 on: Thursday 27 December 18 19:40 GMT (UK) »
Time to bring my post to your attention again.
One of you may be lucky enough to recognise one of Dads Mates as your ancestor.
Happy New Year to All :)
WAGHORN/E
KENWARD
HARRIS
DIXON
MARSHALL
MERCER
CARE
FAGG
RUSSELL
WOODRUFF      

 All these  Families were Born and Bred in Kent

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