Sunday 11 November 2018

Lest We Forget

Our Granddad Walter Jackman b 1881. Served in the Royal Naval Reserve 921/TS, served on various RN Trawlers mine sweeping in the Atlantic, blowing up mines for safe passage for the convoys. Luckily he survived-or I wouldn't have been here! but it wasn't an easy job (nor were any of them). He earned his 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory medal. I just thought he deserved a mention today.
John also had an Uncle who fought hand to hand with the Japanese on land and another whose boat was torpedoed by the Germans and they spent 10 days in an open boat.When he died Hedon Road was lined with people and John Prescott was there too.
My Dad was actually in a Japanese port when they came into the was and they had to sail out and escape under cover of darkness.

Carol x x

17 comments:

Mia said...

This is touching, Carol. We should never forget.
There is no Veterans Day in Greece.
Kisses, my friend.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant photos....we should never forget all the people who gave home and many who did not....Joolsx

Chrissy said...

Lovely Carol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Michelle said...

Lovely post Carol and amazing photos - Michelle x

meg said...

A beautiful photo, so many gave everything we should never forget.

Diane said...

What a lovely way to say thanks to your granddad Carol.

Hugs Diane

Leslie Miller said...

He certainly does deserve a mention. We should never forget any of our young men who endured much more than we can ever imagine. Today is Veteran's Day in the US. I wish I had some of these pictures from my family, but my brother and I divided them years ago and we had to make choices.

Sally H said...

Wonderful photos, Carol and yes, he definitely deserves a mention. Good to hear like my Grandad he survived. I took photos of lots of our old family photos, and so glad I did.

rachel said...

what a wonderful memory Carol - thanks for sharing that here! Hugs on this special day xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fascinating stories Carol, made even more real by seeing your phots. Thank you for sharing them with us on this auspicious day, reading your post bought a lump to my throat. We owe so much to the ordinary men of this country and all of their stories should be shared so we never forget.

Dionne x

├čeulah ├čee said...

My grandfather also served in WWI (munitions transport) and I've had that very thought--that if he hadn't survived, I wouldn't be here. And really, when honoring our veterans this simple thought is true for all of us--nothing would be the same without them. I just wish we could all get along and there would be no need for soldiers.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Definitely worth mentioning them, "Lest we forget".

I had an Uncle who was a POW of the Japanese on the Burma Railway, we were certainly remembering him.
Faith
x

*Vicki* said...

Wow! What amazing photos! We shall not forget and a thank you to all who've served across the world! My grandpa was a World World II vet. HUGS

Jannet said...

We will Remember them always xxx

Carol L said...

What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather! Thanking all those who served to preserve our freedoms :)

Katie said...

Wonderful story and photos

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely story and great foto..thanks for share Carol
hugs
Monika