Category Archives: Military

We Will Remember Them

The day was dark The rain was heavy The sun had stayed away, But in my heart A light so bright Brought thoughts of you all day. (‘Dark Day’ by Barry Rees) Today is Remembrance Sunday. It is also exactly … Continue reading

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Conflict – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘conflict’. In September 1953, my father, Dai Rees was on his Annual Camp as an Army Reservist (following his term on full-time National Service). He was called in to the admin office to be told … Continue reading

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Youngest – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

This week’s #52Ancestors topic is ‘youngest‘. Whilst I could add the youngest person I have on my family tree – one of my great nieces, I do not generally put details on living people in these posts. So instead I … Continue reading

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Military – ’52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’

With this weeks ’52 Ancestors in 52 weeks’ being ‘military’, I could just re-hash what I covered on 25th April, for my Grandfather, Frederick William Henry Rees, who fought with the ANZACs at Gallipoli and then the Somme – but … Continue reading

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Anzac Day – 25th April

Today, 25th April, is 103 years since the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli, together with their British and French counterparts – which became one of the worst defeats in British military history. The ANZACs landed … Continue reading

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