The Checkley Family in the Great War 1914 - 1918 By Leri Morton

"After my Dad died in August 1982 I began to seriously research the history of our family. It was a way of working through my grief, and although it was too late to ask him about some of the things that came up at least I was early enough to talk to other senior members of the family. Once embarked on such a fascinating journey I was totally gripped to the exclusion of all else. Most of my ancestors were poor and hard working and I have come to respect their great courage and stoicism in the face of often overwhelming hardship. Along the way I have met some lovely people and have made some firm friends..."

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