Posted by Ancestry Team on September 17, 2014 in United Kingdom, Website, Who Do You Think You Are?

Actor Martin Shaw is the next celebrity to explore his family history on tomorrow night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

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Born and raised in Birmingham, the eldest of two children, Martin now lives in Norfolk. The star of over 100 films, plays and television shows, Martin is curious to discover the truth about what happened to his grandfather, Edwin.

‘‘As far as I know, at about 1930 or at the beginning of the 1930s Edwin vanished,’’ said Martin.

Keen to unravel the mystery, the Who Do You Think You Are? team arrange for Martin to meet with a military historian who starts him on his journey to explore his grandfather’s military career. They discover that he enlisted in the Royal Marines at age 18. He went on defend Birmingham from the German air assault during the Second World War.

Was there more to Edwin? What will Martin Shaw discover on his journey through his families past?

‘‘Grandparents are usually there in your memory, but I don’t know what kind of man he was. It would be wonderful to find out now who he was, what he did – mysterious Edwin,’’ said Martin.

Who Do You Think You Are? airs on  BBC1 this Thursday at 9pm. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to share your thoughts or questions.

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