Baddow & Galleywood

04 Family History April 2017

We had a very good meeting and watched a Who do You Think You Are film - Amanda Redman's episode from 10 years ago when she followed the mysterious story of her mother's [half] brother who had lived with the family in India [with a father who drank and physically abused the whole family] and who had then been left in Falmouth aged 10, when the rest of the family returned home to India. After that there had been no trace of him. When they managed to trace his story, he had been a merchant seaman with a family in Liverpool and one in Falmouth with frequent weeks 'at sea'! We were all amazed by the daughter who was found - Amanda's cousin - who looked so like her. We even had someone at the meeting who had also found a merchant seaman with two families and someone else whose family had lived in India.

Martin told us about the Met Police pension records, and Linda brought a book created by her second cousin about her father who was on the Burma railway.

If you have men who died in WW1 do visit the British Legion's site - there you can enter names and stories if you have them.