Back to those organists of St Matthew’s

Hard work polish and Aust Womens Weekly 1958 This is the basis of an article I wrote recently for the Hawkesbury Gazette. I am researching organists of St Matthew’s Anglican Church in Windsor, New South Wales, and during my research I found some interesting family genealogical information. William Johnson of Johnson and Kinloch, who built the organ and installed it in 1840, came from a family of organists. What is doubly interesting to me is that as William Johnson and his brother were great-nephews of the Reverend Richard Johnson who arrived in the Colony with the First Fleet, they are … Continue reading Back to those organists of St Matthew’s

Horncastle Civic Society and my ancestors

I have been approached by the Horncastle (Lincolnshire) Civic Society to provide information and photographs about my grandfather (who came from Horncastle) for a commemorative booklet the society is publishing in September 2014. My grandfather was killed on 1 April 1918, aged 33, in the Battle of the Somme. He is buried in the Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension in France. I have also been in contact with the Nottinghamshire County Council as they have set up an online Roll of Honour and my grandparents and their four children were living in Nottinghamshire when my grandfather enlisted. It is great that such initiatives … Continue reading Horncastle Civic Society and my ancestors