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Richard Henry Sandoe 1869-1915

Private Richard Henry Sandoe was reported missing presumed killed near Ypres on 23 Apr 1915. The British army records for the Great War were mostly destroyed in the 1940 London Blitz, and all that remain are the brief summaries published in the 80 volumes … Continue reading

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Grandfather and Martha’s Vineyard

xxx Map of Martha’s Vineyard. Source: Labov (1963) Martha’s Vineyard is an island off the Massachusetts coast SW of Cape Cod, and a popular resort for Bostonians. The permanent population are famous in various ways. Until not so very long … Continue reading

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