Lest We Forget

Our speaker will relate the stories of two members of his family who died in the First World War.

Brian will explain how, with the aid of Regimental War Diaries, he uncovered an intriguing mystery and an unforeseen coincidence.

Come along and hear the evidence and make your own decision.

We have a large car park adjacent to the hall

Tea / Coffee and biscuits available on arrival and at the end of the evening with chance for a chat.


Members: Free

Visitors: £5 pp



16 Jan 2023


Doors open at 7.15pm.
19:30 - 21:15
Abingdon Branch


Abingdon Branch
Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1XP


  • Brian Denton
    Brian Denton

    Brian was born in Reading shortly after WW2 and was educated at Park Lane School (Tilehurst), Reading School and the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, where he studied engineering metallurgy. Following a 5 year stint of post doctoral work at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, he returned south and, since then, has lived in Grove, near Wantage.

    He is a relative newcomer to family history, beginning serious research only after retirement when he started digitizing old family photographs. He fits the genealogy in around his other two favourite pastimes, railway modelling and playing in the Wantage Orchestra. Brian has been a member of the Abingdon branch of the BFHS since 2019 and, though born in Berkshire, has researched his ancestral roots in Devon, Somerset, the Bristol area, Wiltshire and North Hampshire.

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