Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Remembering my grandfather, Walter Leonard Nixon, who was born 119 years ago today on the 1st February 1893. A First World War veteran who served with the Royal Garrison Artillery, he was much loved by his family and, 32 years after his death, is still remembered with much fondness. He sparked my interest in the WW1 and my one regret is that I did not ask him more about it. Happy Birthday. May God rest his soul.