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Ask the Expert – Belgian soldier or refugee? ›

24 March, 2010

Our expert Stephen Rigden answers your questions: ‘A quarter of my family history is a virtual mystery to me. My late mother – Annie Grandjean Kilburn – was born in Batley Carr, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire on 24 April 1919. Family legend has it that her father (my grandfather) was a Belgian soldier, hence the middle name of Grandjean. His first… Read more ›