Day Family Born in Wilburton.
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Mrs Day (nee Carman) of Haddenham and Mr Day of Ely married 1920 had 8 boys,2 girls.
Mr Day died 1948 due to being gassed in First World War. Mrs Day remarried to Mr Edgeley,1950 both lived into thier 90s.
Don, the eldest, went to Soham grammar school,then joined the RAF at the outbreak of war & served as a flight engineer all through the war & the Berlin airlift.
Eric (as did all the other children) went to Wilburton school. He joined the army in the war & served in Ireland & Egypt. On demob he worked as a lorry driver for D Seppings.
Cecil worked for Everett chicken farm & the railway, was not required to do national service.
Gordon (Pop) did national service in the army, he served in Egypt & also worked on the railway for 41yrs.
Betty worked as a nanny for Mrs Furness & as a shop assistant in Ely. She married Mr Bidwell had 2 children, then they emigrated to Australia.
Alan did national service in the army, served in Egypt then did lorry driving & was a special constable.
Reg did national service in the RAF, then became a builder.
Frank did national service in the army & also worked on the railway.
Ian worked on the land for Hiams farms & wa s too young to do national service.