A Crocus From Jerusalem 2017-11-28T10:21:52+00:00

A Crocus From Jerusalem


The story of Corporal Frederick Gubbins in the Middle East in 1917.

Fred was a country boy who survived the sinking of the troopship Transylvania in a U-boat attack and marched with General Allenby’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force through the Holy Land to capture Jerusalem. One of his last acts before he was killed in action near the city was to send a dried crocus to his sister Irene. Fred was 19 years old.

All proceeds from A Crocus From Jerusalem go to a military charity, the Not Forgotten Association www.nfassociation.org / @nfassociation.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I’ve spent most of my working life as a journalist and was pleased and surprised to win an award for my travel writing. Before that I tried all sorts of jobs including furniture removals, photography, teaching and running a magazine group.

Travel writing is not all cocktails under the palm trees but it’s a fantastic job that has taken me to more than 40 countries, from the pure white wastes of Arctic Finland to the ancient deserts of Namibia.

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