1914 : Whole Families Serving With The Colours

From the Daily Express, 5th September, 1914

WHOLE FAMILIES SERVING WITH THE COLOURS

Mrs Strange, the stewardess of the Princes Ladies’ Golf Club, Mitcham, whose husband is a naval pensioner now on duty at Devonport Barracks as a captain-steward, has six brothers, two brothers-in-law, and twelve first cousins in the navy. In addition, eight of her maternal uncles are naval pensioners. Her father, Thomas Rees, who is seventy-six years old, is a Crimean veteran. He wears five medals and three clasps, and her grandfather also fought in the Crimea.

One of Mrs Strange’s brothers is serving in the Highflyer, which sank the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse.

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