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George Fortune of Durham Light Infantry WW1
« on: Wednesday 06 January 21 14:56 GMT (UK) »
 It`s amazing what can be found in a Charity Shop, but what a shame if these letters don`t reach any of their relatives.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/national/18985666.charity-seeks-help-find-family-first-world-war-love-letter-owner/

My mother had a telegram that my grandfather had sent from France, but no letters. Sadly, the telegram disappeared after she died. ( I think my father threw it out)

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Re: George Fortune of Durham Light Infantry WW1
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 23:32 GMT (UK) »
I read that too, some relatives out there would most likely treasure these if they could be located.
I have rescued many items from charity shops, mainly named photos and found grateful descendants on Ancestry. I hope they are claimed.
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Re: George Fortune of Durham Light Infantry WW1
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 January 21 01:29 GMT (UK) »
It`s amazing what can be found in a Charity Shop, but what a shame if these letters don`t reach any of their relatives.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/national/18985666.charity-seeks-help-find-family-first-world-war-love-letter-owner/

My mother had a telegram that my grandfather had sent from France, but no letters. Sadly, the telegram disappeared after she died. ( I think my father threw it out)
There's a comment at the end of the story on that link, a relative.
So I'd hope he claimed them back
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Re: George Fortune of Durham Light Infantry WW1
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 January 21 04:15 GMT (UK) »
From the CWGC site.

Son of Ralph and Lucy Fortune, of 21, Blakelock Terrace, West Hartlepool, Co. Durham; husband of Mary Fortune, of I, South Terrace, Southwick-on-Wear, Sunderland.
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Janes - Keynsham and Bristol area.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: George Fortune of Durham Light Infantry WW1
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 January 21 15:05 GMT (UK) »
They have been given to the great grandson of Mary`s brother.

https://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/national/18994345.first-world-war-love-letters-found-charity-shop-reunited-family/

It transpires that the address on the letters no longer exists and Mary remarried. When her daughter died she didn`t have any descendants and her posessions were "got rid of" by neighbours.

How lovely that they are back in the family!

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Re: George Fortune of Durham Light Infantry WW1
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 January 21 15:43 GMT (UK) »
That's great news, back where they belong  :D
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