It great to know what my gran went through, some is different to what (mum) Jane had told me.
By: Susan on 6 October 2010 at 09:36
Fantastic finding out history about my father-in-law.
By: Allister on 2 July 2010 at 11:13
Fantastic site. I imagine Mark to be very proud of your efforts here. Thank you. Going back to John Tapping (1712-1793) and Elizabeth Gaudrey (1713-1793), your family descend from their son William Tapping (1757-1830), whereas we descend from his brother Thomas (1741-1804). So very distant relations but relations nevertheless!!!
This is a great site. Mark provided me with a lot of help when I started to research my Tapping Family. I know that he has written a lot of interesting articles for various journals and it would be great to see them replicated here. I didn’t know he had passed a way – very sad but this site would be a great celebration of his work and memory.
Thank you – Ken Tapping
By: Ken Tapping on 2 July 2010 at 11:11
Great website – I did not know your dad personally but we all know who he was and what he did.
My father was born 6/1/23 in Cooksville, Illinois USA. He was a member of the 111th Field Artillery BN., 29th Inf. Div. I enjoyed your father’s story about Seaton Barracks. My dad was stationed there from Sept 43 until he embarked for Omaha Beach on D-Day. He got together every summer with many of his Battery buddies. I heard many fond memories about Seaton Barracks around a campfire when I was growing up. I commend you for your project of releasing your father’s diaries and memories. I really enjoyed them. Thank you.
By: Glenn Leary on 4 December 2009 at 12:40
Well done on this effort. It makes you realise what people considered relevant to note down in their personal diaries at the time, and for you and your family, you can look at it even if the diaries happen not to be close by – all you have to do is access your blog! Great effort!