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Henry Ford Random Patents #2 - Front-axle assembly

Then latest random Henry Ford patent is from 1918 and is for a front axle design.

You can find the detail here 6 more words

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How Jimmy Astin won his Military Medal

In my last couple of blogs I have written the story of Jimmy Astin MM and what he did during the fisrt World War.

From the history of his regiment the Lancashire Regiment, and his citation in the local paper we can pin down where Jimmy Astin was when he won his medal. 1,269 more words

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Thomas Henry Conway – died 12 March 1915
David Conway – died 31 December 1916 (listed as Davis on NZ BDM)
John David Conway – died 4 December 1918… 284 more words

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Remembering a War Hero on Remberance Day

My mother in law often mentions her cousin Joyce. Joyce Astin and Edna lived close to each other in Burnley. Joyce’s father was Jimmy Astin, remembered in Burnley as a war hero in the first World War. 1,275 more words

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If I Should Die, Be Not Concerned to Know by Philip Bainbrigge

If I should die, be not concerned to know
The manner of my ending, if I fell
Leading a forlorn charge against the foe,
Strangled by gas, or shattered by a shell. 78 more words


11th November 1918. Lest We Forget.

In 2008 Henry Allingham, one of three British survivors of WWI, reached the age of 111 years, 11 months, 11 days.(1)

These figures incredibly mirror those of the Armistice which happened Today at the 11th hour, 11th day and the 11th month, a Monday in 1918.(1) 391 more words