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.
By 1901 Elisha and Eliza’s older children had married and started families of their own. Many lived within the Notting Hill area, on a network of roads close to the main artery of Latimer Road.
This is Part Two of the life of Elisha George Pithers. Please read Part One first. Elisha’s childhood neighbourhood had grown considerably since his birth in 1849, soaring from a population of about 26,800 in… Read More »A Military Romance: The Life of Elisha George Pithers; Part Two
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