Good morning . Have only just stumbled Amongst this wesite so i'd like to share what information i have..stand by! My name is Tony Eugene Annetts born in Chelmsford,Essex 9 Sep 1971.I have a younger brother born 27 Jan 1974 born in Iserlohn,W.Germany 1974,Paul Damon Annetts.My Father is Garry Eugene Annetts born in Dover,Kent 24 Jan 1955.My mother was born 24 Dec 1955 she used to be Rowe.My Grandfather who also is named Tony Eugene Annetts was born in Tidworth,Wilts 4 Aug 1929. His Father was Harry Eugene Annetts. His father i think was Georgge Annetts or was it Bertie.The name Eugene came from when harry had an ammerican fiend called eugene and that has stuck. George was a small arms instructor in the 66th of foot and ran the ranges at Tidworth Garrison.He also served in the 2nd Afghan war 1878-1880 where he was awarded Kabul to Kandahar Star which in itself was no mean feat,a 200 mile march in a very short space of time. Bertie was in the Northumberland Fusiliers of why i'm not too sure because that is not the area he's from.He was a regular soldier prior to the Great War his rank was Sergeant but in those days it was spealt Serjeant.He died during the war and has no grave hence his name is in the Menin Gate in Ypres,Belgium. Harry Eugene Annetts served in the Great War and survived but eventually he would die to the ill effects mustard gas in the late 50's early 60's i believe.Also i know he was physically a big man. His son is Tony Eugene Annetts born 4 Aug 1929 he is still alive and now lives in Sittingbourne,Kent.He joined the RAF in 1947,he was too young to serve in the 2nd War he left the RAF in 1969. Tony, had 3 children,Garry,Mark and Martin.Garry is my Dad he was born on 24 Jan 1955. He served in the Army from 1972 to 1994 in the Royal Corps of Signals he was what you call a Foreman Of Signals His rank was Staff Sergeant.He served in Northern Iraq/Southern Turkey and Northern Ireland. Garry had 2 children myself Tony and Paul my Brother.I was born 9 Sep 1971 my bother Paul 27 Jan 1974.I am still serving in the British Army in Royal Signals i have served in the first Gulf War.Bosnia 1993,the Queens Guard,N.Ireland,Scadinavia,Canada,Poland and here in UK. Paul served within Royal Signals from 1990 to 2002.He served in Turkey,Bosnia(Twice),Cyprus,Iraq and Angola. Less my brothers,i have all the medals for the above family i am extermely honoured and humbled that i have that absolute honour to have these medals in my care and i will hand these down to my son when i come to the end.
Please feel free to respond to myself i will only be to happy to correspond.If i have afew details out of sink then do tell me.Cheers ,Tony Annetts.