Bamford / McLeod
In looking for my McLeod family connections, I have discovered that my Great Grandmother Catherine McLeod married Thomas Bamford. Thomas father was James Edward Bamford. What I have found interesting is that Thomas' Brothers David and James were both involved in Australia's World War I Campaign. David (or Davey as he was known) returned home a double amputee and lived the remainder of his life in Penshurst, Victoria, Australia. He never married. His brother James also returned home from the war - he also never married. I have recently seen for the first time the Australian Imperial Forces records for both gentlemen. I can't help but wonder what happened to the War medals they were presented with.
After many years of marching with Victorian Pipe Bands in the ANZAC Parade, not ever knowing that I had relatives who were involved, it is exciting to learn so much about that era and that my family history is intergral to the Australia history of the time.