22 December 2018

a "soldiers gift box"

In this case, its not a gift box that a soldier received containing special rations for Christmas.

My dad packed a few items into a small wooded box and labelled it: "soldiers gift box".

26 November 2018

10 October 2018

Searching for Syd Pullen / The Power of the Internet

It probably goes without saying that there is a lot of useful information on the internet, if you just know where to look for it.

Fortunately, there are also a lot of helpful people out there.

13 July 2018

In a rusting tin...

While recently searching the garage for a pair of matching hooks, I opened several tins and old coffee jars before stumbling upon

29 January 2018

Getting a copy of Military Service records

A few weeks ago I decided to apply for my dad's military records.

I thought his records may help to "flesh out" his World War 2 history, while at the same time