Carla Allen

Grandmother

My grandfather Joseph Charles Martin b1898 ran away to join the army after a huge argument with his father. He was underage and his mother had to write to the Ministry of Defence to find him and get Joe returned home. He did rejoin once he was the right age, but I have been unable to clarify which WW1 records are his. This is frustrating but I am determined! As a mother and grandmother myself I wrote as I think Joe's mother would have felt, trying to be upbeat but with sadness and worry at the same time. I have also written a personal letter to my 'Grandad Joe' which has another picture of him later in life.

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Carla Allen

Grandmother

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