Monday, December 22, 2014

The story of Tom Sarginson internee at Tost 1940-1945

Jeanne Gask, the daughter of Tom Sarginson, an electrical engineer at Courtauld's rayon factory in Calais, has helped me tell her father's story on my web site.

Tom Sarginson was born in Paris and brought up in France by his English father and French Mother. He was a mechanic in the Royal Flying Corp during the Great War and returned to France in 1926 as the electrical engineer at Courtauld's newly opened rayon factory in Calais, Soie Artificielle (artificial silk). Despite having an English wife, Nell, and three young daughters he thought there was no need to "panic" and return to England. 

Tom Sarginson was interned leaving Nell to look after their daughters on her own. 

The youngest daughter, Jeanne Gask, tells Tom's story on this web site and the story of "Nell and the Girls" in a book to be published in May 2015.

It is very appropriate that this book should be published 75 years after the occupation of Calais and 70 years after the war ended.

Further details of her book will be added to the web page when provided by her publisher, Myrmidon Press.