Saturday, February 11, 2017

Mothers of the Empire - Mrs James Pointing of Chailey

On Friday 6th April 1917 the Sussex Express published a photograph of Mrs James Pointing of Chailey and her four sons and one son-in law. The digital version of this page is now available on Findmypast and The British Newspaper Library. This particular page, which is probably from old microfilm, has not scanned well and so anyone who desires a better copy is advised to go to the British Library and recall the original paper. There are separate pages on this blog for the men who are reported in the Sussex Express as:

Pte W Pointing, The Buffs
Sgt F Pointing, Royal Flying Corps
Pte G Pointing, Queen's Own
Signaller G Pointing, Sussex Yeomanry
Cpl E F Stephens, Royal Fusiliers

For what it's worth, even though it's a poor copy, I've reproduced the image on this post. Mrs Alice Pointing (who was possibly the cook for Sussex 54 VAD) is pictured below:

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