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Topic Originator: Betty Haddon
Post Date April 23, 2016 @ 5:02 PM
 Great War

Betty Haddon
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My grandparents, William + Jane Haddon + family were living in Scotgate during the Great War.William was a Master Wheelwright at Hayes + Son, at that time making gun-carriages etc. for the military.My father, Norman, was born in June 1914, he told me "Father took me to the square ( Red Lion Square) to see the band and all the boys were joining up." I believe he was witness to a recruiting drive, his father must have explained what they were watching, probably one of Dad's earliest memories. Little did he know, as a small boy that he would become a soldier himself in the Second World War.