This is a draft, and has quite a lot of editing to do, but I will keep editing and updating, to share information more easily with my siblings, who are finding useful pieces of information. On my mothers side I am descended from the Box Family who owned an Iron Foundry at Marhamchurch – a… Continue reading The Box Family of Marhamchurch Foundry
Month: November 2019
Roger Lines writing from the Atholl Hotel, after a week at work
My father, Roger Lines, had been interested in trees since he did his Scout Forester badge. He noted the trees he saw while serving in India, and after his return he took a degree in Forestry at Bangor. He joined the Forestry Commission, based in Edinburgh, and wrote this letter home, a week after he… Continue reading Roger Lines writing from the Atholl Hotel, after a week at work
Roger Lines, at the end of his first day at work.
My Father, Roger Lines, managed to land his dream job of working for the Forestry Commission in Edinburgh, after gaining a First Class Honours degree in Forestry from Bangor. He wrote home after his first day at work (I will update this if I can work out when that was), to update his parents. Atholl… Continue reading Roger Lines, at the end of his first day at work.
Arrived Safely in Salonica in 1918
My Great Aunt Margaret volunteered as a Civilian Red Cross Nurse in 1918, traveling to Serbia via Salonica (Thessalonica) to work at the military hospital in Sarajevo. The post ‘Margaret Box, nursing in Salonica and Serbia‘ acts as an index to the letters she wrote. On 20th October she sent a telegram to her father,… Continue reading Arrived Safely in Salonica in 1918
Margaret Box, Somewhere in France in September 1918
Previous Index Next Margaret Box, my Great Aunt, traveled to Serbia as a nurse in 1918. Following on from her previous letter, where she was leaving Southampton on the 17th September, she writes this one on the morning of the 18th, from ‘Somewhere in France’. She would have been a long way from the battle… Continue reading Margaret Box, Somewhere in France in September 1918