View Full Version : Gibralter fire about 1914.....

Blues Mark
09-05-2010, 8:16 PM
Has anyone access to records from Gibralter to help prove my grandfather Henry Farnell helped save two children from a fire at the barracks about 1914-16 or could be a little earlier. he was with 55 coy RGA at the time before moving to Tynemouth Castle by 1917. No idea if any records or papers exist but he named two of his children Thomas and Manuel apparantly after the children he rescued ( they were christened/born in Staffordshire)

10-05-2010, 4:39 PM
Why dont yer contact the Gibralter Chronicle.http://www.chronicle.gi/
Been around since 1801. Sure that they may have reported on it.....

Blues Mark
04-06-2010, 12:56 PM
Have had a reply from Gibralter and they could find no record of the fire being recorded in the local paper but said it didnt cover much local news with events unfolding in Europe.