Dorber Origins

This most unusual name is of early medieval English, but with French origins.  It is job descriptive for a builder or plasterer - one who specialised in using wattle and daub.  The surname derives from the Middle English verb "dauben," meaning to coat with a layer of plaster, itself from the Old French "dauber." It …

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Lewis Milton; including German West Africa (1907-15), Western Front (1916-17)

Lewis Milton This post is about the life of my Great-Grandfather, Lewis Milton. Lewis was always an intriguing, larger-than-life figure to me as I grew up.  I have an always had an interest in the history and geography of the British Empire and had always been fascinated by explorers and deepest darkest Africa.  And to …