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311, WF/018/H18
Westfield Collection

Speaker: Davis, Tom, 1909 - , Interviewee, Male, Army service; Shop worker; Civil servant;
Speaker: Hyde, C., Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Recalls childhood in Worthing, Sussex, including talking about his father and grandfathers. Mentions his parents' separation and being sent to boarding school. Recalls being unemployed in his twenties and volunteering for the army during the Second World War. Describes selection for a commission and being sent to India. Describes his time in the army in India and eventual return to England and demobilization. Recalls his mother's death and father's ongoing hostility. Describes his employment after leaving the army in the Ministry of Education, then for a newsagent, in the hosiery trade, and Inland Revenue. Describes moving to Hinckley due to involvement with a religious community and marriage. Talks about Hinckley's shops. Returns to his schooldays describing his boarding schools. Talks about the people of Hinckley and the social events organized by the religious community.
Place of birth: Worthing, Sussex
Education: Private boarding school;
Marital Status: Widowed, Children:
Father's Occupation: Naval Architect/Marine Surveyor
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire, Sussex
Location: Town/Place: Worthing, Hinckley
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 12/10/1994
Playing time: 1 hr 35 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: HOHP
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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