Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


My Boy Jack


My Boy Jack is the moving story of a close relationship between father and son, cut tragically short in the trenches of the First World War. John Kipling, beloved only son of Rudyard Kipling was granted a Commission in the Irish Guards in 1914. Sent to France in August 1915, John saw action in the Battle of Loos where, as Rudyard later wrote, the Irish Guards ‘lost seven officers in forty minutes’. It was here that John was reported wounded and missing on 27 September 1915. for more click here

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