Cordell William Firebrace was born in Australia. He was formerly a Captain in the 7th Hussars Yeomanry. He was also a JP, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA). In 1898 he was living at Devonshire House, North Coker, near Yeovil. On July 12th 1898 he married Ida Dorothy Blackwood, daughter of Captain […]
James Hodge was my Great Great Grandfather. He was born in Scotland and had a tailoring business near to Savile Row, at 4 Swallow Street, Piccadilly.
Recently I was lucky enough to be given a beautiful old WW1 era autograph book. Sadly we had no knowledge of its original owner, and her signature, written in pencil, was faded and unclear. Deciphering her name and identity proved to be a fascinati8ng challenge. Eventually I revealed that the book belonged to Alice Hillier, […]