The eleventh hour,
The eleventh Day,
The eleventh Month
Today is the one day of the year we should never forget.
Both my parents served in the second World War, my father died many years ago. Now Mother has dementia and cant remember her service number or what ships she serviced on, she was on so many, she was then captured by the Japanese and spent two and half years in a POW camp. I have been trying to research her war record. In the war she had the nickname of Bubbles and was a nurse on either a troop ship or hospital ships. Unfortunately her record seems to have disappeared, this is a request to my UK followers, if anyone has a relative or knows someone who was on the high seas during the war, could you ask them if they remember a nurse and what ship they were on with her, or even if they were in a Japanese camp what the name of the camp was. This might help to trace her record. I have been around in circles with my research and getting no where. Thanking you in advance to anyone who might be able to give me some information.
I know she was on the high sea, during my lifetime several men have come up to her and said they never thought they would see her again, thats how I learned her nickname, one even told a story that if she thought the men needed she would match them around the deck even in a force nine gale.
I am watching the parade in London while I write this for tomorrow its a beautiful day with the sun shining and the sea of poppy wreaths being laid. This is one day that should never be forgotten, next year it will be one hundred years since the start of the first world war.