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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 21

Week 21: Military
The Week 21 theme is “Military.” Memorial Day is coming up in the US, so this makes a perfect time to write about someone in the family tree who served in the military. Another way to approach this would be to write about someone who didn’t serve (but should have) or how a war affected an ancestor’s life.

On April 25th it’s ANZAC Day in Australia, A couple of years ago Jack and I were looking up our families Military History on Ancestry and discovered that My Grandfather Robert had served in World War II. He Passed away when I was Ten. None of this was spoken of as we were growing up. So it was a huge shock to me when I found out. I sent off for his Service Records and a few months later received them in the mail. It was interesting to see his signature, and details of his Hair & Eye Colour, Weight, Height. He didn’t go overseas, I am not sure why (I know he had a heart condition so that could have excluded him). He worked at the Local Harvester Factory, where his Father Aubrey also worked. The Factory is now Part of the Train Station and Local Shopping Centre.

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