About Rockey Genes
I have the surname of Rockey and my ancestral roots are from around the Devon area of England. I was forced but gladly into researching my Family Tree as I received a message from a family member. They asked me who my Great Grandfather was, I told them I didn’t know which was the wrong answer as they said flatly that I should know because it was my heritage.
Before suffering more wraith I decided to find out as much as I could, I knew my late Grandfather had done a lot of research into our past but once he passed on I didn’t know what became of it and had never thought much about it. I phoned my Father who told me that my Aunty had all the Family Tree documents so I called her and asked her what she knew.
My Great Grandfather was in the Royal Navy, we know he was in the Royal Navy for at least 15 years as pictures of him in his uniform show his long service badge, we however don’t know much about his Navy career like what ships he served on or if he saw any action.
My Grandfather was also a Navy man, his ship was sunk off the coast of Java by the Japanese in WW2 and was captured and held as a POW for several years.