Monday, 17 May 2010
Just recently, I was handed a large file of papers which were family records kept by my Uncle Jack, who died in 1989.
As most of you know, he was a builder, and ran projects all over the south, in places like Rochester, Reading, Park Royal and, Leighton Buzzard.
The papers are a gold mine of information about our family, and most of the notes have never been seen by anyone from my generation. I'm putting them in some sort of order so we can all see them, but some bits have no connection to the Scrobs name, so I'll share them with you.
This old piece of paper fell out of a pile of notes, and is a genuine certificate signed by Winston Churchill, conferring a decoration on Sjt. H. Pattinson of the Royal Engineers.
Perhaps someone with a military interest may know who he was or what he did, because I haven't a clue. All I know is I have evidence of a very brave man, signed by another brave man, and that's worth hanging on to.