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The Tale of Father and Son Lost to War

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:17 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My grandfather, Thomas, was a Royal Marine who died on his 40th birthday in 1914, leaving behind a widow and four sons. One of those sons, my uncle Jim, died at El Alamein, leaving a widow and two young children. His mother (my grandmother) was already dying and was not informed of the news. A wife and mother so affected by war!


Item list and details

1. Photo of James, so proud in his uniform 2. James with his mother and three brothers on the day of his father's funeral, October 1914

Person the story/items relate to

James Cameron (and his parents Thomas and Emily)

Person who shared the story/items

Debbie Cameron

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

My uncle

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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