Sunday, 22 April 2018

The story of British Home Children in just 20 objects nu 8 .......... signing off a British Home Child

A story of British Home Children in just 20 objects which are in no particular order, have been selected purely at random and will reflect one of many different stories.

Anyone who wants to nominate their own is free to do so, just add a description in no more than 200 words and send it to me.


This is one of the signing off documents employed by the Middlemore charity which had been engaged by the Derby Union to transport my great uncle to Canada in 1914.

In his case he signed himself out of their trust by running away from his placement on the farm of S.V. Griffiths and enlisting in the C.E.F. and serving his adopted country in the Great War.

Picture; from the records of the Middlemore charity, in the  collection of Andrew Simpson

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