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Tagged With: 20th century history

Different views of Cyprus

There is a small black and white photograph of my grandfather, Arthur Slaughter, sitting on a sunny verandah. On the back it simply says ‘Self, Cyprus 1916′. That is all I know of his stay there. It must have been taken some months after he was evacuated from Gallipoli in July 1915. He suffered from … Continue reading »

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One hundred years ago

21st November 2013 is a significant date for me as my father, John Alexander Pike,[known as Jack] was born one hundred years ago today. My main area of family history research over the past few years has been into my mother’s side of the family but sometimes I branch out and try to discover more … Continue reading »

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