Family Affairs and the First World War

Isidore Cyril Cannon

in Public Success, Private Sorrow

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099616
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207301 | DOI:
Family Affairs and the First World War

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The First World War brought about negative impacts on Brewitt-Taylor's (B-T's) family. Although Leonard was not permitted to join the war in Europe because of his poor eyesight, Raymond volunteered for the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Ray was then sent to France after a week of training in Woolwich which was hard for him. Evelyn, Raymond's wife, gave birth to a son on December 15, 1917, and Edward Gordon was B-T's first grandchild. The grandson was named after Edward Ellis since his was the first death in the family caused by the war. Bernard Ellis, Peg, and her husband's other son, were also killed or died during this time. Aside from the numerous deaths in the family, the chapter also provides an account of Leonard's marriage to Margaret Elizabeth McGee.

Keywords: First World War; deaths; grandson; Bernard Ellis; Edward Ellis; marriage; Margaret Elizabeth McGee

Chapter.  3474 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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