The picture above is of my great great grandparents, John and Mary Stacey, and probably their 4 youngest children.
Their youngest son George was born in 1882 so that would date this photograph mid to late 1880s.
I will start my thoughts with John and Mary who are the maternal branch of my family.

Monday, 5 November 2012

More about Thomas Tirrell

I was recently contacted by Tara Quin who is the granddaughter of Thomas Tirrell.  She found me through this blog.   She tell me that Tommy (known as Jack) had 2 daughters called Janet and Barbara.  Tara is Barbara's daughter.

Apparently Tommy worked as  a military adviser to the Jordanian army after the war and when he retired he moved to near Rhyl in north Wales.  He was a jockey and raced for the army.  Tara kindly sent me some more photos of  her grandfather.  This one taken in Hamburg.  He loved horses and ran a horse society which had a big annual show.  He also liked to shoot and was a keen fishermen.

Tommy lived until 1994 and his wife Beryl lived into the new Millennium.  

This is another photo of Tommy and his wife Brenda on their wedding day in 1939 in Kent.

Tara also sent me Tommy's medal citations but as they are PDF files I cannot post them easily here but have scanned this section of one of them. He was a very brave and well thought of soldier and according to Tara he was a fabulous grandfather.


  1. Good to see you back at the blog. Power of the internet eh?

    1. Yes haven't done any blogging here for a while because I ran out of old photographs> So good to receive more via the wonderful Internet.