William Logan Selkirk was born in the West Midlands on 5th September 1904.

Educated at King Edward’s School Birmingham, he wished to become a dentist but was persuaded to become a metallurgist instead.

Betty Kate Selkirk (née Broomhall) was also born in the West Midlands on 12th August 1908(?).

She became a teacher of “Domestic Science” and Guide Leader after attending Stroud High School

They were married on 3rd September 1934, having 3 sons, eventually becoming farmers in 1953 and retiring to Jersey in 1962.

Because of Logan’s Motor Neurone disease they returned to England in 1966.

They both died in April 1984