Lilian was my maternal grandmother and was also known as ‘Queen’ or ‘Queenie’.
She was born on 4th May 1916 to Joseph H Blayney and May Victoria Blyth.
She married Albert Edward Hooper. They had 3 children – May, Janet and Jessie.
She died on 21st October 2009.
Below is a photo of Lilian in Egypt with her mother, father and brother. Her father was part of the mop-up operation in Egypt after the First World War.
Albert was my maternal grandfather and was known as ‘Bert’.
He was born in Marylebone, London, England on 6th October 1909.
He married Lilian Elizabeth Blayney. They had three children May, Janet and Jessie.
He died on 10th April 1969 at 413 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, England.
Lilian was my paternal grandmother and was known as ‘Lil’.
She was born in Hornchurch, Essex, England on 18th May 1916 to (Unknown) Francis and (Unknown) French.
She married Owen Leonard Godsafe in 1938 in Billericay, Essex. They had 3 children – John, Gillian and Janet.
She died on 4th October 2009 at Southend-on-Sea Hospital. Her death notice is at https://www.echo-news.co.uk/announcements/deaths/obituaries/8648256.GODSAFE/
Owen was my paternal grandfather and was known as ‘Len’.
He was born in Navestock, Essex, England on 7th August 1908 to William John Godsafe and Edith Owen. Verified by birth certificate.
He married Lilian Georgina Francis in 1938 in Billericay, Essex. They had three children – John, Gillian and Janet.
He died in 1966.