Tag Archives: World War 2

Happy Birthday to Joseph Taylor Dinnis

29 November 1892 was the day my grandfather was born. Although I didn’t know him, I have learnt so much about him from my cousin, Sue that I feel he is no longer a stranger to me. I thought I … Continue reading

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John AHW Dinnis and the 50th anniversary of a watch

As I think I must have said before, finding a new branch of my family always begins with a rush, and photographs, documents and stories pass between us in a flurry of excitement. The best way I have found to … Continue reading

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Did My Dad Guard Churchill During World War 2?

Gordon C. Dinnis never talked much about his time in the war. But one thing he did occasionally mention was that he guarded Churchill and Roosevelt. He mentioned they were at some sort of important meeting. Since looking at his … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday

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Today is Remembrance Sunday, when we stop and remember all those who died in the wars. Although my father and grandfather didn’t die in the World Wars I always remember Dad thinking of his friends that he lost during WW2. … Continue reading

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Granddad didn’t come home from World War 2

Joseph Taylor Dinnis, my grandfather, fought in both World Wars. He didn’t come home after the end of World War 2. He didn’t die or anything. He just didn’t return home to his family. It is difficult to write about … Continue reading

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ATS Badges and Photographs

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Here are a few pictures of badges, memorabilia and photographs from Nancy Dora Dinnis’ time in the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) 1942 – 1946        

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MY 300th POST

I wanted to make this post special. My 300th post, a milestone reached, a memorable day. I wondered what to write about, then realised it is September, and just a few days away from my father’s birthday. This inspired me … Continue reading

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Mslexia blog – Taking a Second Look

For anyone interested my next Mslexia blog is here https://www.mslexia.co.uk/blog/2013/12/taking-a-second-look/

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Your Family Tree Issue 137

My second article appeared in the January edition of this magazine. I wrote about tracking the Troopship my father had travelled on during World War 2. I made a few notes in my blogs here as I went on my journey of discovery which helped when … Continue reading

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Did Dad meet the King?

After my exciting day in Lewes last week seeing the Queen, I began to wonder if any of my family experienced meeting royalty.  I got out my history books and discovered that King George VI was in Italy, visiting the … Continue reading

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