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Uncle Stan; The Cockney Seaforth Highlander


…the Military Police Sergeants came in, and told Stan that because he had such nice legs they thought he would look good in a skirt, which they
promptly provided in the form of a kilt

Not “Jossa” South London Family (Part 6) – John Charles Jossa


We’re going to finish the Jossa Family Story in more modern times with the story of John Charles Jossa, who was John Felix Jossa’s son, and Jacqueline Jossa’s Grandfather. A … Continue reading Not “Jossa” South London Family (Part 6) – John Charles Jossa

Not “Jossa” South London Family (Part 3)


Louis (“Lewis”) James Jossa 1881-1951 “Lewis” (Jacqueline Jossa’s Great Great Uncle) was working full time from his early teens as a Cartridge Boy in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich doing … Continue reading Not “Jossa” South London Family (Part 3)

Rob Roy McGregor, Three Wars, and the Sinking of The Lisbon Maru (part2)


As we saw in Part 1 The McGregor Family I’ve been tracing isn’t that of the Scottish Outlaw Rob Roy McGregor, rather they were Presbyterian Weavers from Glasgow, Godfearing Govan … Continue reading Rob Roy McGregor, Three Wars, and the Sinking of The Lisbon Maru (part2)

Rob Roy McGregor, Three Wars, and The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru (Part 1)


The Lisbon Maru As anyone will know who has read these pages recently, I have been helping a Documentary Film Company to research the descendants of the Lisbon Maru, a … Continue reading Rob Roy McGregor, Three Wars, and The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru (Part 1)