Theodore Vandemere Fleming
posted by Monica Morse on 09 Dec 2006 at 4:49 pm
i am trying to find out about a Theodore Vandemere Fleming who lived in Bexhill on Sea and did broadcasts on the local radio about local rural matters.
Can any one help with which radio station i would need to contact?
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posted by Michael Parmley on 06 Feb 2010 at 2:45 pm
Hi there ..... I just wondered if this Theodore Fleming was in any way related to Alexander Fleming, the scientist responsible for penicillin? I ask because my grandmother, who lived in Bexhill most of her life, used to go to tea with a Fleming family who she said at one point were related to Alexander Fleming. Never proved it though .... she died in 1979 aged 99 and a bit. Just wondered if you knew anything about this ..... Regards Mike Parmley
posted by Jane Reade on 17 Jul 2012 at 11:07 am
Michael, TVF was a likeable rogue and a great character. My husband's grandfather. He was more than likely to say that he was related to Alexander Fleming without any proof whatsoever
however, he ran away from school to fight in the boer War at 17 and joined the NWMP in Canda afterwards. Was CO of the POW camp at Battle and won the Military Cross during the Great War
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