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Military Monday

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Military Monday – William Samuel St John, RN

This wonderful photo from a relative of my husband. He’s my husband’s great-grandfather, William Samuel St John. I had found him in the 1861 census as a boy in Devon, and in the 1881 census as a waiter in an in near Bishopsgate in London, but this certainly isn’t a waiters uniform. Finally found him … Continue reading

Military Monday – Frederick Coates

Frederick was my mother’s cousin, the son of her father’s brother Alfred. According to the inscription on the back this was taken in 1914 – but as he was born in 1900 this would have made him well below age. He was born in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, UK, and survived both wars to die in Stoke-on-Trent, … Continue reading