Date added: 8 Mar 2015
Jim was my dad - special generally to us, but in this context as a Royal Engineer. He remained proud of that throughout his life and told many stories of his war service. To the next generation down, this is the only way we can begin to understand what so many did. From France, Dunkirk, bomb disposal in Swansea, to India and Burma - so many different aspects, all of which contributed to him as a person: strong, determined, self-reliant, faithful and loving. There are now two generations beneath mine and his medals have pride of place, mounted beautifully on the walls of that young family.