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315. The Uncle I Never Met

2010.11.11
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Birth and death certificates, photos, extract from newspaper “SEAC News” containing a map showing Imphal and Kohima where he fought.
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Extract from a letter home before he died. “as Auntie Jen said in her letter she thinks I have one of the best mothers in the world, I know better than ever I did that I most certainly have got the best”.
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Extract from a letter of condolence from Major R.G. Greene, 2nd Battalion: The Royal Norfolk Regiment. “Your son joined my company last July, and at once proved himself a keen reliable young soldier. He was always cheerful, and set an excellent example in soldierly bearing and discipline to other members of the Company. In action he was first-rate and did his duty with courage and exactitude. He was employed as a runner in his platoon because he could be relied upon in all circumstances however difficult they might be”.
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Leonard Frederick Jarvis 1923-45.
17 Comments
NellyBly How sweet..very powerful letter and wonderful praise. Nice..thanks for sharing.
NellyBly · 2010-11-10: 21:31
lgnelson What a nice tribute to your uncle. Excellent choices of material for the series. Very touching and moving, Jon.
lgnelson · 2010-11-10: 21:46
jet28 Moving tribute.
jet28 · 2010-11-11: 03:23
LAZYWASP Beautiful post Jon.....
LAZYWASP · 2010-11-11: 03:28
Davorka Very original and beautiful post !
Davorka · 2010-11-11: 05:11
atszabo This reminds me of my only uncle on my father's side who also perished in the Second World War, on the Russian Front, and whom I only knew from a couple of faded photographs...
atszabo · 2010-11-11: 09:00
Eiram You are very lucky to have those lettres...great set!
Eiram · 2010-11-11: 12:18
????? I'm sure he'd be proud to know that he is remembered in 2010
????? · 2010-11-11: 14:45
????? What a wonderful post Jon. So glad you included the letters!
????? · 2010-11-11: 15:31
lookagain You must be so proud of him, Jon....what a lovely way to pay tribute....
lookagain · 2010-11-11: 16:29
jennye A lovely tribute!!!
jennye · 2010-11-11: 16:39
????? this is very moving, wow!
????? · 2010-11-11: 19:06
DancingDolphin Very nice post. I like to think that all of us will have someone to remember us on occasion long after we're gone.
DancingDolphin · 2010-11-11: 20:56
Ryana So wonderful you share the memory of your uncle with us.
I agree with the lovely Dolphin above, it would be nice to now that at least one person still remember us after this life is done.
Ryana · 2010-11-12: 03:45
onlyricky you know, I wish I had such things.
I love to get old books from my grandparents and see who were part of my family. people that i never seen in my life and they never imagined i'd exist some day. people that have passed away already but keep alive on those pictures!
having a letter or something is something magical and nice!
i'm glad you posted this!
onlyricky · 2010-11-12: 10:39
revenant I'm glad you shared this for Armistice Day. It's a very fitting memento.
revenant · 2010-11-12: 19:14
wildduck Great tribute!
wildduck · 2010-11-15: 11:08
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