I chose to write to my grandfather Joseph Henry Down (1889 - 1915). He was shot in the head and killed at Ypres. He is memorialized on the Menin Gate with so many other war dead. He looks like a handsome man in his uniform. Little did he know that he would be killed 6 months after enlisting. He left behind 3 children and 2 adopted children and a broken-hearted family.
Here is my letter to Grandpa Joe . I don't really know if I would call him Grandpa Joe, but that seems right. I called my grandmother Grandma Bert or some times just Bert, short for Bertha, a name she really didn't like.
|Joseph Henry Down|
My letter to Grandpa Joe