Born And Named During An Air Raid In 1940 - a Memory of Selly Oak.

It was the 28th of June 1940 I was born at Selly Oak, during an air raid. For some reason, I was named GORDON. Since this given name didn't appear in our PACE family before, I asked my mother, many years ago how I became to be named GORDON and she said the night I was born, it was during an air raid and a nurse GORDON had helped us to the basement and I was named after NURSE GORDON, at the hospital. Over the years, I have purchased the GORDON tartan blanket in a Scottish shop in Nova Scotia and bought a GORDON tea cup and whiskey & beer glasses, etc. I always think of nurse GORDON in thanks for her helping my mother and me, during the air raid and I will always be thankful, and thanks again, Nurse GORDON from Gordon Pace in Colborne, Ontario, I never forget how I got my given name, Thanks again ! - During the war, my father had worked on Lancaster bombers at Castle Bromwich, I was sent to Canada with my mother as many children were sent away from cities. I can imagine times of great stress and anxiety for people in the Midlands; my father's last words to me were. "Try to keep the family together" and his sisters, my aunts have been an inspiration with our family history which I've carried on with and share with many distant cousins, near and far at - it's good to remember some history.

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