Welcome to the Great War family website of Christine Hindle (nee Nation).  This site gives you information about various members of my family who fought in World War I.  Some who lived, and some who died.  

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My paternal grandfather, Clifford Nation shown here as a young man in the dress uniform of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, joined the British Army in 1910 at the age of 17.  Grandad fought through and survived the Great War, and his Service Record can be viewed on this site. 

He served on the Western Front throughout the War, firstly with the Royal Field Artillery and later with the Royal Engineers.  As far as I am aware, his duties throughout were as a Signaller and included time spent at night repairing telephone wires in no-man's land. 

In October 1918 he married my grandmother, Beulah Dymer. 

Grandad was tragically killed in an accident when working for the General Post Office in 1930, by which time he was the father of three children.

Other family members who fought in World War One include Beulah's brother, Herbert Dymer and he is pictured below with his wife, Mabel, and their two children.  Herbert was one of many men who left their families in order to answer Lord Kitchener's call to defend their country.  Herbert joined the Ashtons (181st Brigade, 40th Division), Royal Field Artillery and worked as an Officer's servant.  In 1915 he had reached the age of 35 years when he was killed by a shell.

The picture below is of Frank Salmon. Frank married Beulah's sister, Maureen.  He was another who joined Kitchener's Army and he served with the 11th Battalion of the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 41st Division.  He was killed at the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

This is Charlie Dymer, another of Beulah's brothers.  I know little about his Record of Service, but I do know at some point he fought with the Machine Gun Corps and survived the War.