Kearvell Family History's "Founding Father"

Gordon William Kearvell born 1933 in Burgess Hill

Sussex, son of William Henry Kearvell (1903-54) and Hilda Hollingdale (1907-78)

Gordon is the Family's History "Founding Father". He put together the first family history account and family tree in the 1970/80's

Gordon is pictured

(above left)

with his wife, Gwen

Steer, and their two daughters,

Alison and Jane

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Gordon's grandfather,

Henry Florence Kearvell

(1869-1945) from Bosham

who served in The Royal

Engineers from 1888-1918,

he is pictured wearing the

Queens South Africa Medal

from the Boer War where he took part in the campaigns for the Relief of Ladysmith, Tugela Heights and Cape Colony as indicated by the clasps on his medal ribbon


as a



William Henry Kearvell

1903-1954 a Gardener

Gordon's father

Gordon and Gwen Kearvell celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on 2 February 2007