REMEMBRANCE DAY

1964 At Brookwood

That’s me, in 1964, by the grave of an uncle I never met. My father, and five more uncles (two paternal, three maternal) returned from WW II, but Andrew Stewart Duke was killed in a military accident and lies in Brookwood Military Cemetery in England. Another uncle, Daniel Harrison, died when his bomber went down in flames over Hamburg in 1943, a month after the birth of my cousin. I don’t know where he’s buried.
WW I took an even greater toll. Four great-uncles and my step-grandfather were lost in that one.
They were:
Frederick Giddings, who was killed in action in WWI, April 3rd, 1918 leaving a wife and two small sons.
Charles Giddings, who was killed in action in WWI, April 13th, 1918, ten days after his older brother, Fred.
Harry Giddings, who survived the war itself, but died of its effects shortly afterwards.
Frank Giddings, who died on December 2nd, 1918. Since this was after the November 11th armistice, I assume it was of wounds sustained before then. A bitter blow for my great-grandmother, who had already lost two sons that year. She wore black for the rest of her life.
Arthur Sims, who was killed in action on an unknown date. My grandmother remarried a few years later, but she kept his picture – and his watch.
In war, all sides suffer loss, and the pain of it is the same for all, so regardless of what side your family members fought on, share personal family stories of loss or survival with children this Remembrance Day. It will make that aspect of history much more meaningful.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Waas Blog

We all have a unique story….I want to share yours!

The Picture Book Review

Picture book reviews, reviews of books with pictures, and pictures of books!

Cafe Book Bean

Talk Books. Drink Coffee.

Gotta Find a Home

Conversations with Street People

Rearview Mirror

Music, Film, Art, History and more....

Raw Streets

by MaxGor

Magna Bloga- A History Blog

Sharing my passion for history

Your Well Wisher Program

Attempt to solve commonly known problems…

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

Juju Films

Cutting edge Multimedia Programming

BOOK SHELF

"Tell me and I forget-Show me and I remember-Involve me and I learn"

euzicasa

Share something you learned everyday!

Simple Pleasures

Visual Poetry, Photography and Quotes

Project Light to Life

A bucket list blog: exploring happiness, growth, and the world.

Travel

The greatest blog in all the land! find the best articles about: Adventure Travel, Airline Travel, Budget Travel, Hotels and Lodging, Timeshare,

web blog

you can find in this blog articles about : Web Hosting SEO Affiliate Programs Online Business PPC Advertising

Jumbled Writer – Charlie Dims

Putting kids and history together

TheCoevas official blog

Putting kids and history together

Eric Price

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Whatever Else Comes to Mind.

John B. Rosenman, SF/F/Horror Writer

Putting kids and history together

The Neighborhood

Society online's creative conscious.

Top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

THE LOS PERSPECTIVE

The Journey and Adventures of a Hindu Pagan

wordpress/

Just another WordPress.com site

Andrew Hines

be inspired

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Longevity Letter

Aging can be hacked

Rennert New York TESOL Center | TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification

Teach English as a Second Language | Tips and Ideas

Montessori and the World

An Adventure into Montessori Studies in Italy

The Normanators

Domestic Goddess. New Blogger. Homeschooling Mama.

Another Hatchett Job....

Homeschooling, Sewing, and Quilting at the Cabin

Bucca Books

Reading and Experiencing Children's Literature

Duir School's Blog

Port Hope's Newest Child Care Option

Rushing to Read

random reviews from library day

AnswerIt

Funny pictures & cartoons to make you smile.

Tails from Paris

Comics Blog with real bites of love and delightful rascals inside ...

Matt on Not-WordPress

Stuff and things.

Katie L. Carroll Observation Desk

Author of Books for Teens and Kids

Natter and Review

This WordPress.com site is about books, both the reading and the writing.

Time Travelling With Kids

Putting kids and history together

%d bloggers like this: