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Charlotte Abigail "Peggy" Morris

Woman's Land Army

from:East End, London

Peggy Morris, as she was known as, was one of 11 children born and bred in the East End of London and joined the Land Army and went to the Bodmin area of Cornwall where she worked till 1945. She was billeted in Barn Lane, Bodmin with all the other women. She met and married Ellis Jackson who was an American G.I. They left for the USA either late 1945 or early 1946 and returned to the family farm in North Dakota which is in the Mid West and borders Canada in the north. They had 4 children, Shirley, Neil, Linda and Alan. All the offspring and Peggy still live in North Dakota but do not farm anymore. Peggy is at present living in a care home and is physically very well although a little forgetful. She will be 90 this March 2013. Shirley and Neil will be visiting Cornwall in June 2013 to try and trace their parent's footsteps.

She can recall a few names of the girls she worked with, namely Elsie Thornton, Nellie Angus, Connie Neal and someone she only remembers as 'Red'. They are bringing over some photos from that time which will be added to this story later this year. We are hoping that we will be able to make contact with women or descendants that she knew at that time. We hope that this info will help others to add parts to the jigsaw they are trying to put together.

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