A keen genealogist has kindly researched the history of a Falkirk family after buying a relation’s First World War diary at an antiques fair at Ingliston.
The diary was written by Sapper Charles Penman from Carron who fought in the conflict with the 2/2 High Field Company of Royal Engineers.
When we ran an article asking for details of Charles his great niece Helen Brown from Falkirk got in touch and provided Diana Burns from Glasgow, who purchased the diary, with some details.
Diana said: “Helen told me that Charles Penman worked in the Carron Iron Works as a housing factor after he returned from WW1. When he retired, Helen’s father took over Charles’ job in the Works. I have also been able to add quite a bit to the history of the family.”