Born in Paddington, West London in 1949, he was, until retiring, the senior reporting analyst for a City investment bank. Since leaving full-time employment he has devoted himself to academic research, gaining a First Class honours Degree in History in 2002 and was awarded a Westfield Scholorship to study 20th Century Cultural History from Queen Mary College, University of London, where he gained a Masters Degree in 2005. He is a founder member of Stour Valley Community Archaeology and a Fellow of The Huguenot Society, and when not engaged in research, is trustee and sponsorship director of The Assin Endwa Trust, an educational charity based in Ghana. David is currenty working on a project to identify all the men from Long Melford who served in The Great War.
David has been investigating the family's history and roots for more than thirty years and has traced a line of descent back to mid seventeenth-century France.
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