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Tony Grist

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When This Bloody War Is Over.... [Nov. 11th, 2018|10:23 am]
Tony Grist


My grandfather Edward Stafford Allen, in uniform, holding his baby son, Richard- sometime towards the end of the Great War.

Edward survived the war.

Richard Stafford Allen died in action (aged 26) in Italy on 19 Nov, 1943 and is buried in the Sangro River War Cemetery. He left a wife, Bridget and a baby daughter, Jane.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-11-11 04:29 pm (UTC)
None of my relatives were in the Great War (that I am aware of) but all served in WW II. I have my dad's army jacket from back then. One of my dad's brothers, Uncle Frank, was shot down twice (he flew in bombers) and captured. He could never live a normal life after that and suffered horrible PTSD all his life. My dad was the only one he ever talked to about his experiences and my Dad took those secrets to the grave.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-11-11 04:50 pm (UTC)
Both my parents were in uniform during WWII. My mother was a driver and my father a bomb disposal expert with the Royal Navy.

My other grandfather just missed the Great War. He was an engineer with Vickers (which I assume to have been a protected occupation) and joined the RAF in 1918 just in time to be demobbed.
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