World War One and My Family.


Frederick William Clements (Lance Corporal), died in the trenches at Ypres aged 21.
Alfred John Clements (Boy First Class), died in the naval battle of Coronel aged 16.
George Albert Clements (Private), died at Gallipoli approx age 16.
Edward Henry Clements and John Charles Clements, both also died in service but we don’t know where.
My great-grandmother Rose’s 5 brothers, all the men of one generation of their family, died in the First World War. How did she and her family ever recover from that? I have no idea but she went on to have a family of her own and lived long enough to get to know her great-grandchildren.

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