he devastating effect of war should not be underestimated. Tracing our family history during WWI is crucial, and will help us to understand the ways in which war effected all our ancestors. I was particularly struck by the losses of one Pither family. I don’t know how or if they are connected to my Pither(s) but I found their story so compelling that I just had to share it.
My 3x Great-Grandfather, Elisha George Pithers was born in the month we traditionally associate with romance, his birthday being two days after Valentines Day on 16th February 1849 in Kensington, London. The son of Elisha… Read More »A Military Romance: The Life of Elisha George Pithers – Part One