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A rose by any other name….

Discussion in 'Comments on the latest newsletter' started by Pauline, Jun 19, 2024.

  1. Pauline

    Pauline LostCousins Megastar

    Following the mention of John Paton Laurie in this article in the newsletter, I thought it might be worth mentioning that there is a photo of him in uniform on the Lives of the First World War website.

    He was invalided out of the HAC at some stage following a bad bout of flu and returned to England for the remainder of the war. A relative by marriage of my husband ("Aunt J") was a YMCA volunteer in France from 1915-18, and was instrumental in getting him transferred to hospital until he could be repatriated. They kept in touch, which is how we now have the photo.

    Maybe Aunt J also met Peter's grandfather at around the same time.

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