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Who Do You Think You Are?

Fearne Cotton’s intriguing look into her family tree sees her discover two ancestors with very different experiences of war.
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Fearne Cotton's intriguing look into her family tree sees her discover two ancestors with very different experiences of war

Fearne Cotton's intriguing look into her family tree sees her discover two ancestors with very different experiences of war.

Her great-grandfather Evan Meredith was sent to prison for being a conscientious objector in World War One, and her four-times great-grandfather William Gilmour blagged his way onto a troop ship as a medical superintendent.

The men's spirit shines through, as does Fearne's delight at being related to them.