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7440: Alfred Albert Swainsbury

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posted on 2024-01-18, 17:34 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

My father Alfred Albert Swainsbury was born in 1912. As a five year old, he was present at a Zeppelin raid in Bethnel Green in 1917. The shock of the incendiary bomb struck him dumb, and he had a stammer for the rest of his life.

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Judith Irene Rawlings Hall

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Father

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January 1917

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Bethnal Green, London

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Williton Pavilion, West Somerset (06/04/19)

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