Emily’s Great Grandad George is 95 years old and he fought in World War 2. During World War 2 he was based in Germany and helped to free the prisoners from Belson Concentration Camp. He’s amazing, very funny and we think he is a hero xxxx.
George Fearn and Beatrice Fearn
Here is a picture of Miss Fearn’s Grandad George Fearn and Nana Beatrice Fearn on their wedding day at the start of WW2. George was 19 and Beatrice was 17 when the war started. George was stationed in Dover protecting our border and later was involved in a rescue mission to Normandy. Beatrice worked in a tin factory in Hull making bullets for the war effort.
This is a picture of my great grandad Reg and great grandma Alice. My Grandad was in WW2 as a RAF medic, he left my grandma in 1939 and came back in 1945. My Grandad served in Italy, Greece and was involved in the Normandy Landings. My Grandma was also in the RAF and she operated the radar which could see other aircraft, my grandma lied about her date of birth so she still has two dates of birth on her hospital card…doctors still find this very funny. Sadly my great grandad has passed away but my great grandma is still here….
Bertie, Year 1. Bertie’s adopted Great Grandfather, Maurice who sadly passed away last year aged 93. Maurice was a D-Day, Tuesday June 6, 1944, Navy Landing veteran.
Eric is Harry & Bella Todd’s Great Grandad and Harry has wrote a list of information that he is aware of.
George who is Ashton’s Grandad, is on the left in this photograph.
Charles Gudgin and Mary Gidgin
During the war Charles served in the RAF while Mary had the important job of working on the farm supplying vital food to the country.
The Horton family have been learning all about their family members during the war. They have looked on the forces war records website, talked to other family members and looked through old photos before making their WW2 project board. Both girls were so interested in their family history and have loved doing project. Their mum just wish her dad was still alive as he was in the military and was a massive history buff so would have been able to share so much with them.
This is Mrs Wilson grandma Olive’s rent book from back in 1945 (£6 per week!!!). Olive used to serve sandwiches to the soldiers in the war. Sadly my grandma passed away 2 years ago. She would have loved to be part of the celebrations this week.
Harold Frederick Bryan
John Frederick Bryan
Mrs Bowness shared some pictures of her dad(Harold Frederick Bryan) and grandad(John Frederick Bryan).
For his services in the war John received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) and the group photograph shows John, his wife and two sisters receiving his MBE in front of the gates at Buckingham Palace .
Liliana and Sophia
Liliana and Sophia, have put together a brief summary of the roles their Grandparents and Great Grandparents played in WWII. Their Russian Great Grandparents bore the brunt of the most vicious fighting of the war, and some of the tales of the Siege of Leningrad are certainly not for their delicate years, so Liliana and Sophia have made the whole thing sound more heroic and romantic when explaining what happened. Their Great Grandfather Ivan, actually followed the retreating Wehrmacht through Poland and all the way back to Berlin as part of Zhukov’s 1st Belorussian Front, the name given to his Red Army Group. Liliana and Sophia’s dad explains ‘Obviously my parents were involved in the war – my Grandfather having done his bit in the first lot from 14-18 – and we have described their participation as well. Just as an aside, my Grandfather was in his late forties when Hitler made his grab for world domination, and was considered too old in 1939 when he volunteered for active service, so he became an air raid warden, which as you well know, was fraught with more than enough danger. In fact, his sister-in-law was killed one night when the Luftwaffe bombed Maytree Avenue on Garden Village, so grief and deprivation was no stranger to our family at that time.’ In Russia their celebrate Victory Day on the 9th May and not the 8th May.