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John Harrison RIP

John and his wife Jean
11 May 2023
In Memoriam

Last year I featured a story (31st May) about John Harrison (1935 - 1941) and his wife as they celebrated their Platinum Anniversary during the same year as the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Sadly John passed away last month at the age of 97. He was at Saunton Sands and joined the Royal Engineers, seeing active service during WWII. He then went on to work at the Ordnance Survey at De Havilland as a craftsman.

I spoke to his wife Jean who told me that John was very fortunate as he had never suffered from ill health and 'still had all his marbles'!

Jean (aged 90) also told me that she had found a book that John had written about his life when he was aged 75 as he thought he wouldn't live much longer!

Jean was not aware that he had written it and was fascinated that it had been written in Copperplate (a form of calligraphy). Jean asked me if he may have learnt to do this at school.

(If anyone does know - please get in touch!)

Speaking to Jean I got the impression that she was happy that John and her had had such a long and happy life together.

 

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