Recently I have discovered an incredible story regarding the last days of my great grand Uncle ‘John George Woods’, who’s life I am currently researching and writing about and his story due to be published.
I don’t want to talk to much about this new element of his story, due to publishing reasons, but it involves one of John’s comrades and one of the most courageous acts anyone could ever do, Ultimately sacrificing yourself to protect others. I stumbled upon this story by accident whilst searching through obituaries and the Roll of honour.
The story is very touching and it’s such a shame that the part he played on this fateful day seems forgotten about.
I also received good news from Find My Past, who have kindly given me permission to publish newspaper extracts, of which they hold in their archives. They were easy to contact, extremely helpful and even wished me good luck on this project.
I have been a full paying member of Find my Past for sometime now and I certainly appreciated their help, it shows they value your membership. I was expecting to be charged for the use of these records, but I am free to use them at no cost as long as I acknowledge their name under each article, which I more then happy to do.
Still lots to do, and slowly getting there.