People (Re-unions, trace old friends and relatives.)
Geraldine Long. Thank you, nice work. That is my Uncle Jack and I love the information. Thank you. It will round out an essay in the book I am writing if I am ever able to connect Jack to Mary. Or Henry.
Winnie: That is great info and I am grateful. As noted, If I can now establish a link between Jack and someone who expired at Walton Jail that will fill a tremendous hole in my knowledge. Good work. Thank you.
JAMB. Soooo interesting. That Jack was 80 when he died was a wild guess, so I am happy to see that Geraldine was able to confirm it from official records. If Jack was born in 1924, and Geraldine's record shows he was, then he would have been 15 in 1939 when war broke out, so he could well have fought in Burma when he was 18 or 19 and he would, indeed have been 80 when he died in 2004. It all fits! Thank you. Brilliant.
Did I mention that Jack told me the hanged relative was a butcher by trade?
I shall order a copy of the marriage certificate, although, now that I have this information, I don't think it will tell me anything new. To answer your question, no Jack never did give me the name of the man who was hanged. I am not sure at all what the relationship was.
Jack was a Chindit and my admirations for the Chindits is unbounded. Years ago I bought a stone statue of a Chindit, only 15 inches high, to stand on my doorstep.
Thank you for the wonderful post.
And my thanks to everyone for all the help. I am in your debt, my good friends.
If I can ever establish a connection between Jack and a murderer I shall include afull account in the book I am writing, and I promise I shall send each of you a copy.
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