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Band Of Brothers.

jay

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Unfortunately Lee many families suffered the same tragic consequences in the Great War. You only have to read the names on the war memorials to see how many families were devastated through losing all their sons. Neighbours of my great-grandparents lost five if not six sons 1914 - 1918.
 

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Also, many regiments were from small areas and known as for example "Cardiff Pals", so communities were devastated especially like many areas where there was a lot of inter-marriage within a village or small town.
 

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My Granny had 3 of her 4 brothers die in WW1. Luckily or not, one was shipped home alive, but severely wounded. But sadly died in Liverpool Hospital. His mother(my Gt.Granny) travelled to Liverpool to see him, be had died a few hours before she arrived.

He was brought home for burial, which was a small blessing I suppose.

In the 1911 census, the household was full........and in 5 short years it was half empty.
 

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