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My great uncle in his army uniform. In later years he was in charge of the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. I love this photo. He looks so dashing and handsome! This was taken in about the 1920s and is very well preserved.
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I love this photo! My dad has it, and he says he can see a resemblance between Charles and myself.Do you know what colour his hair was? He looks like he might have been a redhead, or strawberry blond.Did he ever marry? I think I read that he never did, and that he died alone in a room he rented above a pub.
Your Dad got this photo from his Mum who got it from my Mum!! It’s the best one of Charles. He did have fair to strawberry blond hair. As far as we know he did not marry and yes he did llive alone in a room above a pub, in Wool, Dorset. But I think he died in hospital. I vaguely remember going to see him when he was sick. I was about 4 or 5 then.
What did he die of? Do you know what his personality was like? Sorry for asking so many questions!
If I was about 5 or 6 when he died that would have been 1958 or 1959. All I know is that he was a very private man and kept himself to himself. There wasn’t a lot of contact within the family (long story) so I never really got to know him. And at 5 or 6, I wouldn’t have really understood much anyway! No worries about asking questions!
By the way, I had his name the wrong way round! It’s Walter Charles so I’ve changed it. DUH!
If you have the time, I would love to know more about the family history… whatever you can tell me… that would be great :)
I’ll send you my persoanl email by ebubble.
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Impressive & congratulations
Thanks so much Poete
This is a beautiful tribute to your great uncle and who served and gave so much.
Thank you so much Lori. What an honour for me and my great uncle!
Congratulations on your tribute feature at Conntry Bumpkin ,great job:)
Thanks so much Webbie! I am thrilled!
CONGRATS on your Country Bumpkin Feature!!!! I am honored to be among you… ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS TRIBUTE!!!! :)))))
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment Cookie! I truly appreciate it!
My Great Granddad!! :-D