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Another Drayman


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In Ireland, but from Bucks.
My grandfather was a drayman at the outbreak of WW1. So with his experience of horses he was drafted into the Royal Artiliary in 1915. This left my Grandmother alone with 5 children, with ages ranging from 4 months to 6yrs. She also had 3 brothers go of to war, with only one returning alive. Also she had 1 brother in law, my Grt.uncle, and a nephew die all within one year.
She must have been so relieved when her husband returned in 1919.
Then 20yrs later she waved off 2 sons, and one returned which was my father.
Grandad carried on at the brewery and retired at 65, only to die 2yrs later.
My interest in family research only come about after finding an old Army photo of my deceased Uncle Charlie, and discovering he was also in the Royal Artiliary, the same as my drayman G.dad.

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