La mia famiglia, i miei figli, sono il risultato della resistenza di tutti i loro antenati.
Ogni scoperta mi fa desiderare di sapere di più!
Saviane e Santagata, Isola e Astengo e poi a salire verso la notte dei tempi
domenica 9 maggio 2010
52 weeks to better Genealogy - Militari in famiglia
Following 52 weeks to better genealogy, by Ami Coffin, and hosted by Geneabloggers, which is a series of blogging prompts to genealogy blogs around the globe, this week I'll search for Military stories. Not records, helas, because in Italy where is no on-line Archive to look for. To begin with, the men of the family that were alive for WW2 were: my grandfather Alfonso, he was 47 when it began - he managed a factory which produced fruits and vegetables for the Italian army in Borghetto Santo Spirito (SV) my grandfather Aldo, he was 42 - moved his family in Novi Ligure (AL), far from the bombs. I don't know what he did, probably working in the Naval Industry... my father-in-law Ermanno was 17, but they said he went in the Navy as a volunteer my husband's grandfather Ottavio, he was 41 and lived in Africa, where he worked as a truck driver. The other one, Ugo was 58 and worked as a Town Clerk in Ferrara, managing an Office with 110 employees for the war supplies. In WW1 informations are lacking even more: my grandfather Alfonso, he was 22 when it began, so he probably served, getting maybe a Cross of Honor my grandfather Aldo, he was 17 at the beginning... but I have still no stories to tell! my husband's grandfather Ottavio, he was 16 at the beginning. He was 18 for the last year of war, so I don't know whether he joined or not. the other one, Ugo was 33 and joined in April, 1915. As Ferrara was declared a war zone, he was assigned to control the documents of officiers on the express train, in the stretch from Ferrara to Marzabotto. He went to the front twice, on a mission, when the cholera raged, but came back safe. He commanded the Carabinieri station in Denore and later went to Comacchio until the end of the war.