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Tagged With: Cairo

A first World War romance

In the blog of 27th Oct. 2012 I wrote about my grandmother, Kathleen Harper’s passport photograph, but had been unable to find out any details of her journey to Egypt. Through researching ships’ passenger lists I have discovered that she left the Port of London on 4th August 1916 on the P&O ship Arabia. It … Continue reading »

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A romantic journey

It is 1919, the ‘war to end all wars’ has been over for just under a year, and a young woman of 28 is embarking on a journey to foreign parts.  She is my grandmother, Margery Tate, who is going out to Egypt to marry her fiancé of a few months standing, Charles Jennings.  He … Continue reading »

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