Friday, November 11, 2011

Hello everyone!


Today I remember a great grandfather I never knew!


William Hamilton


1866 - 1915



who lies at the bottom of the sea going down with his battle ship along with many others


in the Dardanelles campaign during world war one.




Leaving behind a young wife and four small children.






Lovely to touch this! my little place to blog! again!






6 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...

Welcome back! ... and thank you for sharing the memory of your grandfather. Today is Veterans Day in the U.S.A. Is it a day of remembrance for your country too?

PEA said...

Woohoo, welcome back to the blogworld dear Lee-Ann:-) I thought you had quit blogging so that's why I was so thrilled to see the comment you left on my blog!

A beautiful and heartfelt tribute for Remembrance Day and your great grandfather. I had 4 uncles who fought in the front lines in WW2 and my mom remembers how much it affected her mom, having 4 sons at war. Thankfully they all came home alive but their lives were never the same again. A simple "thank you" just doesn't seem to be enough for the sacrifices they all made, does it?!

I do hope all is well in your corner of the world and that we hear from you more often now:-) Big welcome back hugs xoxo

Annie said...

I was delighted to see your email to me this morning, Lee-Ann. This post is so heartwrenching. What a beloved reminder of a life cut short, yet his line goes on through his descendants.

racheld said...

Lee-Ann,

It's always lovely to see your light pop on at the top of the list.

And I'm proud with you of all our service-people today---though you didn't know yours, I'm sure your memory of him is a wonderful thing.

rachel

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hello dear Lee-Ann,

I am so happy that somehow, across thousands of miles, we have connected.

This was a wonderful tribute. We should never forget.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green island

Mountain Mama said...

It's such a touching post. I'm sure your great grandfather would have been delighted to know you.
His wife had a huge job raising their children alone. So sad.

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