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    This beautiful man is my Grandad.


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    He was killed in action 66 years ago today ( 25 January ) while serving in Italy.

    He had spent 3 years in Malta on the anti aircraft guns helping to defend the Island from constant bombing raids. He was told he was going home on leave and put on a ship to England. The ship was turned around for the invasion of Sicily and Italy.

    He signed up as a Gunner in September 1939 and left the UK mid 1940. Nanna and my dad never saw him again.

    I have cards and photos that they sent each other.

    Not many words in this story yet it tells so much. Add your own stories to the remembrance website.

    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.com/

    Please dont forget them. In us they live on.

    Spike
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    Nice one Spike. It's a shame that when they die, all their hopes and dreams die with them.

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    My thoughts are with you and for them Tony.
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    Sending you a big cyber hug Spike XX

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    Cheers Peeps

    I put it here in hope others will think of their own relatives and add them to the site.I do of course know a lot more about him than I have put here.Just showing it can still be interesting with only a little info.

    My grandad is the reason I have built the sites that I have. He started everything for me.

    I have a passion for remembering our ancestors.I hope it catches on with others.
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    He looks like a fine and handsome man Spike, no wonder you are proud of him. I agree that we should respect those that went before us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Cheers Peeps

    I put it here in hope others will think of their own relatives and add them to the site.I do of course know a lot more about him than I have put here.Just showing it can still be interesting with only a little info.

    My grandad is the reason I have built the sites that I have. He started everything for me.

    I have a passion for remembering our ancestors.I hope it catches on with others.

    Welll said Spike and I promise I will add my relatives.
    Now that you have shamed me !
    I know I've been promising for a while, Its next on my list.
    Started the Old Swan Website:

    http://oldswan.piczo.com/?cr=5

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    Spike I have just found my Grandads discharge papers from the Royal Naval reserve force in 1932 he joined in 1914 so I will post his details asap, do you want the names of the ships he sailed on too ?.
    We all had or have a Grandad lets keep their names alive !.

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    Very fine, Spike. Though I knew of your grandfather before and that he died fighting the war, it's important to keep reminding us. Important for you and for us.

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    Thanks for the images Tony, very moving.
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    Lovely pictures and story Spike. I don't have any pictures of my grandparents. You should be proud. Thank you for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggs View Post
    Spike I have just found my Grandads discharge papers from the Royal Naval reserve force in 1932 he joined in 1914 so I will post his details asap, do you want the names of the ships he sailed on too ?.
    We all had or have a Grandad lets keep their names alive !.
    Hi Squiggs

    Send them on and the name of the ships. I will add them all
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    Welll said Spike and I promise I will add my relatives.
    Now that you have shamed me !
    I know I've been promising for a while, Its next on my list.
    Cheers Martin.

    No rush though. Add them when you can
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    it's important to keep reminding us. Important for you and for us.



    Chris
    Thanks Chris

    So very true
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    He looks like a fine and handsome man Spike.

    Thats were I get it from....Ha Ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    My thoughts are with you and for them Tony.
    Same here mate.

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    thanks for sharing Spike ,lovely words & photos of someone so special to you
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    Hi Spike,

    Around the same time your grandfather was at Malta, my grandfather was serving on the HMS Glasgow late 1940, during the Italian raid that crippled their fleet at Taranto. My grandfather was KIA Feb 1942 during the fall of Singapore.

    I'd like to add my grandfather's story and picture to your website if possible.

    Take care,
    -Ed Morris

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    Hi Ed,
    I don't know if Spike still gets on here now, you can contact him through the site:
    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.com/

    Mart
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