DATA BASE REF: M/A 1017
EDWARD (TED) MORTIMER
SON OF OLIVIA JAKES – WIDOW OF MR MORTIMER
Ted and his sister Joan came to live at Castor when they were young children, their mother Olivia having married Alec.
When war broke out Ted served in the Grenadier Guards from 1939 – 45, he was sent to the battle zone of North Apuco – Italy and Monte Casino.
Before the war he worked in the stone pits at Helpston, in his leisure time he enjoyed sports of all kinds and excelled at football, playing for the village team.
After demob he worked on the railway as a chargehand. He married a Castor girl – Adele Longfoot, they made their home in Peterborough and had one daughter – Rachael.