Letters, diaries and photographs from World War II

Saturday 12th May 1945

It is wet and raining and the ship is becoming uncomfortable and tough I don’t feel well I eat highly. About 8pm we are invited to see the engines and at that moment there is a heavy engine knock and the port engine is stopped and so our speed is reduced to about seven knots.

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johnfinal.jpgJanie Askew

John's wife

johnfinal.jpgAnthony Askew
First son of John and Janie

johnfinal.jpgRussell Barker Janie's Brother
johnfinal.jpgGirlie Askew

John's younger sister

johnfinal.jpgMaurice Askew

John's younger Brother

johnfinal.jpgStephen Barker

Janie's Cousin

johnfinal.jpgEvelyn Barker

Stephen Barker's wife

davidfinal.jpgDavid Barker

Janie's cousin

freda.jpgFreda Cobley

Janie's cousin