2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC): David was a 2nd Lieut in this battalion
7th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment): Bert was a signalman in this battalion
David and May married in April 1919. They had one child, a daughter, born May 1920. They built their house in Beckenham and lived there for the rest of their lives. The house has remained the home of their descendants.
When David died aged 92 ½ the house and contents passed, by deed of family arrangement, to David’s and May’s granddaughter. The house is now owned by the granddaughter and great-granddaughter.
All the original documents that appear in this book were found in the Beckenham house by their granddaughter, including those that had been posted to New Jersey, USA.
The houses at 18 Manor Road, Beckenham and 56 Ramsden Road, Balham still exist.
Notes on the Author
Aura Catherine (Kate) Hargreaves, Compiler and Editor of ‘My Dearest’, is David’s and May’s grand-daughter and lives in the house that they built in Beckenham. She has over 30 years’ experience publishing, editing and writing for B2B magazines. She is an experienced public speaker and is available to create and speak with power point presentations, to include readings from the letters, and talking about the archive source material. Temporary displays the original letters, photographs and documents will also be considered.