William Martin Close (1832) - US Army

William Martin Close (1832) – US Army

William Martin Close (1832) was born in Castle Cary, Somerset, the son of Lemuel Close (1790) and Mary Anne Sealey. After emigrating to America, enlisted into the US Army at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1855. He died a few months later, probably during one of the […]

Electra Jeanette Amelia Close (1888) - World War 1

Electra Jeanette Amelia Close (1888) – World War 1

Electra Jeanette Amelia Close (1888) was born in Bedminster, Somerset, the daughter of Andrew Frederick Close (1858) and Amelia Emily Pope. She enlisted into the Women’s Royal Naval Service in 1918.

Frederick William James Close (1881) - World War 1

Frederick William James Close (1881) – World War 1

Frederick William James Close (1881) was born in Bedminster, Somerset, the son of Andrew Frederick Close (1858) and Elizabeth Ann Oldfield. He was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War 1, being awarded the Victory Medal and British War Medal for […]

Frank Calvin Dailey (1917) - World War 2

Frank Calvin Dailey (1917) – World War 2

Frank Calvin Dailey (1917) was born in Wadsworth, Ohio, the son of Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) and Florence M Williams. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces at Medina, Ohio in 1940. He subsequently enlisted into the US Armed Forces in 1941 at Cleveland, […]

Howard Denton Dailey (1908) - World War 2

Howard Denton Dailey (1908) – World War 2

Howard Denton Dailey (1908) was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the son of Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) and Florence M Williams. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces at Medina, Ohio in 1940. He subsequently enlisted into the US Armed Forces in 1942 at […]

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) - World War 2

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) – World War 2

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) was born in Medina County, Ohio, the son of Calvin William Dailey (1861) and Ellen (Nellie) Vigar. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces in 1942 at Medina, Ohio. Recorded as having an artificial right eye, so not sure whether […]

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) - World War 1

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) – World War 1

Forrest Oliver Dailey (1883) was born in Medina County, Ohio, the son of Calvin William Dailey (1861) and Ellen (Nellie) Vigar. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces in 1918 at Wadsworth, Ohio. Recorded as having an artificial right eye, so not sure whether […]

Alan Stanley White (1925) - World War 2

Alan Stanley White (1925) – World War 2

Alan Stanley White (1925) was born in Berthoud, Colorado, the son of Stanley Eugene White (1906) and Marie Minerva Soderberg. He was drafted into the US Armed Forces in 1944 at El Paso, Texas. Killed in action in the Pacific Area in 1944. Awarded the […]

John Close (1886) - World War 1

John Close (1886) – World War 1

John Close (1886) was born in Belfast, Ireland, the son of John Close (1850) and Mary Jane Bell. He enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1901 and served on a number of ships before and through World War 1. He died on board H.M.S. Indefatigable […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2016

So, here we go again … another year older, fatter and not necessarily any wiser. We would like to wish all our family, relatives, friends, visitors and especially our Contributors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year. Please also raise a […]