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WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Emails about Reg WARD.

Below are emails received by the author on the subject of Reg Ward's wartime letters. Some (private) details have been removed and the sender's email address has had @ changed to # to beat the Spam robots.

  1. Sent by Richard Nile on 14aug2014 My father was in D Company 6th Seaforth Highlanders he died last year he told the story of being sent for officer training and missing the river crossing where all of his friends died. I have a letter of a friend of his who died dated 24th Dec l943 My father served in most of the places mentioned in the letters you have posted and I am grateful to you for sharing them. Richard Nile son of Eric William Nile The friend whose letter I have was Peter Rumsey. --------------------------------------------------
  2. From: Stephen Oldfield (caveman36#tiscali.co.uk) Subject: People mentioned by Reg in his letters Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 To: Hello there, Frank Oldfield is mentioned, reminding Reg of recent binges. My grandfather was Frank Oldfield who served in the 8th army (or similar) and this sounds like him as he was a heavy drinker and womaniser. I have never seen a photo of him as he left my grandma with 8 children when the war was over. He died alone aged 68 in 1978 having lived a strange life. I'm sure this must be him! Are there any photos with Reg and this Frank Oldfield - as seeing a picture of him is a great ambition of mine. Look forward to reply. Stephen Oldfield --------------------------------------------------
  3. From: Brian Greatorex (brian#greatorex9717.fsnet.co.uk) Subject: Re: Reg Ward Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 11:15:26 +0100 To: Hello John Two weddings 1915 Sep 4 William Henry Ward 24yrs[Guston nr Dover]Gardener/Emma Buxton 24yrs[Carsington] Fathers Henry Ward[deceased]/Thomas Buxton[deceased]. 1951 Sep 8 Ronald Brown 28yrs[Cromford] Clerk/Vivien Joan Stevenson 30yrs [Carsington] Fathers Charles Brown/Vivian Stevenson. and a funeral 1972 Nov 1 Vivian Stevenson 72yrs Thornhill House Churchwarden for many years. I think that the 1915 wedding must be that of Reg's parents. He was born in 1916. Brian --------------------------------------------------
  4. From: Michelle Ismail (michelle.ismail#matlockmercury.co.uk) Subject: RE: war time sweetheart letters Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 11:04:11 +0100 To: Hi John, There's no problem about the letters. I can perfectly understand why Joan would want to keep them private and not want them published. However, if she should change her mind, I would be happy to publish a few of them, as I think our readers would enjoy the sentiment behind them. Wish her all the best from me. Michelle --------------------------------------------------
  5. From: Brian Greatorex (brian#greatorex9717.fsnet.co.uk) Subject: Reg Ward Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 17:06:43 +0100 To: Hello John Just to say how much I enjoyed the recent Reg Ward letters. I think it is one of the most interesting and revealing examples of why people should keep such material and if possible share it with others. As a transcriber of the Carsington Registers it brought to life many of the people I had encountered in my work. The Stevensons had lived in Carsington for many years, the Wards were relative newcomers. Reg Ward will live long in the memory of people he never knew. Brian. --------------------------------------------------

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