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42 Belvoir Road

History of 42 Belvoir Road

1937:

Thomas Kirkup, upholsterer

1939:

Thomas F Kirkup, b 1878, furniture upholsterer

Sarah J, b 1882

Sidney J, b 1912, College kitchen porter

Garnet George, b 1916, estate agents bookkeeper

1942:

By this year we know that Garnet is serving in the Royal Army Service Corps. We have four letters from him for this year posted from the Junior Staff School M.E.F. Information about this school is hard to find but I assume it was in Cairo. In one letter Garnet describes a trip to Jerusalem.

The letters are dated:

14.6.1942

Garnet Kirkup letter 1

Garnet Kirkup letter 1

26.8.1942

Garnet Kirkup letter 2

Garnet Kirkup letter 2

4.9.1942

Garnet Kirkup letter 3

Garnet Kirkup letter 3

13.12.1942

Garnet Kirkup letter 4

Garnet Kirkup letter 4

During this time some of the most significant events of the North Africa Campaign took place. Axis forces captured Tobruk in June and the 1st battle of El Alamein was fought in July. Th Second Battle of El Alamein was fought in October and November saw the commencement of Operation Torch, the American invasion of North Africa in the west.

 

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