This is what my cousin wrote earlier. "Nan" is Agnes Sarah Garrard, "Grand Dad" is Robert Minter - "...From what I was told Nan when a young woman worked at the local Manor House, was raped and became pregnant. At some point Nan and Bill came to London where Nan met Grand Dad. I think only [Agnes Sarah's 3 oldest chidren] remembered growing up with Bill. As he was so much older he had already left home when [the younger children] were born. Bill fought in WW1, was badly gassed and sent back to a hospital in England where he eventually married one of his nurses, Sylvia. I think they had one child, a daughter. I remember Bill, Sylvia, their daughter and son in law visiting a few times when I was about 11 or 12 [this would have been 1961/2]. I have always assumed he was known as Bill Minter. I think he worked for the BBC..." There is a searchable Minter's web site here - http://www.theminters.co.uk/ People mentioned Robert Minter's attestation papers earlier. Is it possible that they visited the recuiting office together? This would mean that William Minter's papers would have the same date, maybe be signed by the same officer. I'm not familiar with military records. Just a thought.