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Diary extracts from William Pearson

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posted on 2024-06-05, 17:14 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Thomas has brought in a 1940 diary belonging to his great-grandfather, William Pearson. The diary came into his possession after the death of his grandfather. The front of the diary was bought from A B Murray, a printer and stationer in Wigan. Pearson worked on the railways, joined the BEF, and went to Brest in France. One of the first entries in the diary mentions a Captain Tucker being killed on 4 January. It seems he realized when he was out there it was significant as he recorded things in 1940 but stopped after he was evacuated.

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Diary excerpts.

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William Pearson

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Thomas Pearson

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Great grandfather

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Shared at Portishead Library, Somerset on 4 December 2023.

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104442 | POR012

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