By Stephen N Russell
What if the following occured:
Lincoln was NOT shot April 1865.
JFK was NOT shot in Nov 1963 & the outcome of the coming Vietnam War.
Teddy Roosevelt ran for President 2X: early 1900s after McKinnley shooting & then for WW1.
Woodrow Wilson ran for President & won in 1918 cementing plans for League of Nations idea.
I am posting a photo of my grandmother (seated 2nd left) as a forewoman with the WAAC, at Hare Hall, Romford, where she was stationed with the 2nd Artists Rifles. This would have been early in 1917 when the WAAC was formed. I don't know the identity of any of the other women.
The soldier was my late aunt's father and on the back she had written that he was the eldest son of an old English Catholic family, and that he died of wounds in 1918. As my grandmother was Scots Presbyterian this could be why they didn't marry although I have no information on this. My aunt was born in 1918 and her younger brother in 1916. Neither birth certificate shows the father's name.
I have been trying for several years to try and identify the soldier. I know he has a Military Medal ribbon on his chest and at one time wondered that his surname might have been Cameron but suspect this was a red herring!
Any help gratefully received.
On this day 100 years ago, Allied troops conquer the hill known as Tyne Cot.
Tyne Cot refers to a tiny shed that used to stand on this location and was surrounded by five German pillboxes. Until October 4, 1917 this location was a stronghold from the German Flandern I-Stellung.
The 3rd Australian Division sets up a medical aid post in the biggest of the pillboxes. A cemetery formed around the meical aid post. After the war more bodies are brought over from other locations.
This location now is the biggest Commonwealth War Cemetery on the European mainland. A Cross of Sacrifice now has been erected on this pillbox.
Lest we forget...