Saturday, 5 November 2011

Well, I had a fantastic week. On Tuesday I visited my Uncle David who I havn't seen since I was a child. He told me about my family history (on my mums side) which has been traced back to 1791-2 on my Mum's side!! I discovered that one of my relatives - my Great Grandfather Wilfred Barrs was a soldier in the First World war. He apparently joined up in August 1914 and by October was unfortunately killed in Ypres. His name is on the town memorial on Broad Green in Wellingborough and is written on the Menin Gate in Yypres. Whilst being extremely proud of my family background it also brings history alive this to me gives extra meaning to the work I am doing on "WarHorse".
Great Grandfather Wilfred Barrs

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