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A photo in Trinity College Park. Gilbert on the left with Fred Majdalany  [who I think went on to write for the Manchester Guardian, now The Guardian – any info – admin] and Desmond Mooney. Letters to follow.  

Jan 14th, 2012 | Filed under The Family in WW2, Uncategorized

Gilbert goes from King Williams College on the Isle of Man to study medicine in Dublin. Here is  a photo of him in 1929 in Rushen Abbey.

The Direction to Enrol the Home Guard which is from the Military Sevice Division in Douglas dated 25th November 1942 and the meetings were held every Wednesday at 8.00 pm in the Legion Hut in Colby. Amazingly it is still there.      

Jan 14th, 2012 | Filed under The Family in WW2, Uncategorized

  The boys also wrote regularly to their sister Hilda who lived in Gatley in Cheshire. She had two teenage daughters at the time of the war, Jean and Rhona.  At some point she must have given all her wartime letters to Harvie for safe keeping, and it is this archive of letters I intend […]

Jan 14th, 2012 | Filed under The Family in WW2
Jan 14th, 2012 | Filed under The Family in WW2, WW2 Documents.

 Born in 1908 Havie was exempted from Military Service due to illness and stayed at home on the Isle of Man. Wilfred and Gilbert wrote to him regularly and he kept all the letters. In 1942 he enroled in the Home Guard. See document in the next post.

Jan 14th, 2012 | Filed under The Family in WW2

 Gilbert Tattersall. Born 1911. Served in the Army during World War II as a Medical Officer. Educated at King Williams College ,Isle of Man.

Jan 12th, 2012 | Filed under The Family in WW2

 Wilfred Tattersall. Born 1906. Served as Private in 7th  Motor Brigade Group  Ordnance coy 7th Armoured Division. Educated at Rossall School, Fleetwood Lancashire.        

Jan 12th, 2012 | Filed under The Family in WW2, Uncategorized

This is a poem by Christopher Morgan. I first saw it in a publication called ‘The Gadfly’ of February 1982. This ‘Quarterly Review of English Letters’ was published by The Brynmill Press Ltd, 15 Cobwell Road, Retford, Notts.  The man behind this was Ian Robinson- author of ‘The survival of English’ first published by Cambridge […]

Jan 5th, 2012 | Filed under New Work