I HAVE been working on my family tree and am in need of some help, my father Peter Mitchell, his sister Joan and myself were born in St Helens and lived at 23 Prescot Road.

We moved to America when I was about three-years-old.

I remember my mum Ada Mitchell (born Lynch) talking about the sirens and until the day she died and my father spoke of losing hearing in his right ear while being next to a cannon at Windsor Castle when he served in the army, they also both mentioned Burtonwood.

I know at some point my father worked at Pilkington Glass but other than that I know very little of my family.

I am working on my family tree and can’t find any information about my dad, in particular anything to do with his military time.

If anyone knew my family and tell me anything it would be so appreciated.

Christine Goodwin nee Mitchell