1943 diary - detective work needed

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Mike L, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Phil, if you aren't a 'spook' perhaps you should join up!:lol:
    I guess it takes quite a lot to stun a grumpy old moose but you did it.
    Sorry Owen,

  2. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Chalk up another success for WW2Talk!
    Not only was it the right John Peck but his Mother, Florrie was there too.
    I think they were both a bit stunned when a complete stranger turned up with their Father/Grandfather's WW2 diary.
    It appears Nash was a RAF fireman during the war, asbestos suit etc, and later became a bus conductor and coin collector (the same thing I suppose!). Florrie remembered his 'aerographs' from Canada but had no idea how his diary turned up at the Legion. Probably turned up when his house was cleared out after his death.
    I have exchanged contact details and should be getting copies of some pictures in a little while, which of course I will post here.

    Thanks all for a very fast and successful search. It's certainly a bit quicker than the 'Mystery plaque' thread which is still ongoing!


    Mike, did you ever hear anything more on Nash ?

  3. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Fantastic thread and result
  4. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Phil, rather disappointingly I haven't heard anything further from the family.
    It would have been nice to close this thread with a couple of photos and a little more background. I will leave it another week or so and then contact them again, perhaps they have lost my contact details.


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