Charles joined the 8th Hussars, took the signing on bounty, then promptly deserted with the money
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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)
In Part 1 we saw how Jacqueline Jossa’s Great Great Grandfather Charles Jossa the Engineer left Belgium to find opportunities in Great Britain, starting in the Midlands but eventually settling … Continue reading Not “Jossa” South London Family (Part 2)
Part 1 Great Britain: A Land of Opportunity Jacqueline Jossa is an actress well known for her part as Lauren Branning in East Enders, but her Family is more associated … Continue reading Not “Jossa” South London Family
The above picture published today by Geoff Hallum on the Hamble River & Its Villages Facebook Page raised an interesting perspective on progress over time. Exactly one hundred years … Continue reading When A Hundred Years isn’t Linear
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)
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)
Sometimes finding individuals who died 150 years ago can be easier than finding those who died recently, or are still alive, but this is exactly what Time Detectives™ are sometimes … Continue reading Finding Missing Family Members
Today is Holocaust Memorial Day My Uncles and my Dad served in the Army in World War 2, I was brought up on stories of their adventures, like my Dad, … Continue reading Liberating Bergen-Belsen
The Black Death In Pandemic Part 2 we saw how the Justinian Plague opened up the former Roman Colony of Britannia to domination by the more plague resilient Sub-Roman “English” … Continue reading Pandemic (Part 3)
In Part 1 of this series we spoke about the first Plague Pandemic for which there is reliable evidence. This took place at the end of the Neolithic/beginning of the … Continue reading Pandemic (Part 2)
An endemic plague was responsible for at least 7 percent of deaths in burials across the Eurasian steppe five thousand years ago.