In Remembrance

Today being Remembrance Day, I thought I would mention my interesting discoveries a couple of months ago. I already have a Roll of Honour for those who perished in war. Trawling the Net, I came across John Mickelthwate – a “seesoldat” (marine) buried in a German cemetery in France (see FindaGrave). Looking in my database I found his ancestor emigrated from Sheffield to Germany around 1850. Further research showed that he had a cousin Horace also buried in France. It is so sad to think that these cousins were fighting each other on opposite sides. Both are on my Roll of Honour. Today especially we remember them and their colleagues.

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