I’ve been working through the World War I Draft Registration Cards for my Irish/Australian/English/Welsh side of the family. These cards include a description of the person. The description is given in height, weight, eye color, and hair color.
I input 10 cards last night. I was surprised to find that for over half of them the eye color was grey. I’ve met people with hazel color eyes who shift between green, blue, and grey. But, I don’t think I’ve met anyone with grey eyes, at least, that I can remember.
Does anyone know how common grey color eyes are? Are they more common to certain ethnics groups? I think all of these people were Irish.
This was a surprising bit of information. I wonder if grey eye color ran in the Kelly family.
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