Chris Baker, former Chairman of the WFA, makes this request on behalf of the BBC. Please note: if anyone has this information and would prefer not to make it public by posting on Chris's Facebook page (see below for address), please either send me a message and I will ask Chris for the email address of the BBC producer involved. He will happily talk to you directly, not least to save a bit of time.
The BBC is seeking to find relatives or descendants of certain people who were interviewed for the 1960s "Great War" series. This is with a view to finding photographs or other information about those people that are not already in the public domain. The photos and information may be used in a major TV programme for next year and if the relatives/descendants are interested there may be a possibility that they could be featured themselves.
This is quite urgent and I ask all WFA members and our website visitors to reply or pass on this request if they have any knowledge at all of the families involved.
The people from the series are:
Robert Bell (who came from Blairgowrie)
Horace Leslie Birks (London, served as a General in WW2)
Allan E Bray (Salisbury, Wilts)
Frank Brent (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)
Charles Edmund Carrington (Birmingham and London)
Archibald Gunter Cochrane (Barnet)
Clifford W Craske (Chertsey)
Stanley F Down (Burnham on Sea)
Kitty Eckersley, also known as Katie Hooley and Kitty Mortier (last known in Chorley, Lancashire)
Norman Demuth (Bognor Regis)
Edward Walter Glendinning (Southampton)
George T Hancox (Canada, possibly Ottawa)
Sebastian C Lang (East Horsley (Horley?), Surrey)
Mabel Lethbridge (last known St Ives, Cornwall)
Cecil Arthur Lewis (the RFC/RAF author)
Norman Macmillan (RFC/RAF, Scotland, possibly Glasgow)
Reginald J Mason (King's Langley)
Joseph (Joe) Murray (RMLI, Loughton, Sussex)
Victor Packer (Bristol)
John Willis Palmer (Leyton)
Benjamin R Richards (Portishead)
Ralph Silk (Harrow)
Richard Henry Tobin (RMLI, Barnes)
Ernest Luzerne Todd (Sevenoaks)
Francis Barker Vaughan (possibly Sheffield area)
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