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‘Peace’ after four weary years

Braywick
12th November 1918

At 4pm the Mayor sent round requesting that all schools in the borough be closed for the rest of the week. Celebrations were held in the town and village, and the children were able to attend. 53 more words

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Kaiser abdicated yesterday!

Things were going from bad to worse for the German authorities, with Kaiser Wilhelm II forced to step down.

10 November 1918

Heard the Kaiser & Crown Prince abdicated yesterday!! 23 more words

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"It is very hard indeed to realise that we shall not again see his figure when he is so very much alive in the hearts of his friends"

Percy Spencer was saddened to hear of the death of his younger brother Sydney.

Sunday

My darling sister

I’m grieved that the first shock of this blow should have fallen on you, yet there must be some comfort in knowing that it was dear Syd’s great love for you that so arranged it. 263 more words

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Very happy in his work in France

A curate left the quiet of Crazies Hill in Wargrave for work with soldiers behind the lines.

Crazies Hill Notes

The Revd. W.G. Smylie

A very handsome gold wrist watch, with luminous dial, has been presented to Mr. 38 more words

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We may say without doubt, “this is the last winter of the war”

The hope of the war ending soon did not mean an immediate relaxation of efforts.

We are entering upon a winter which will be one of anxiety and some discomfort. 150 more words

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Exceptional and conspicuous bravery on the field

A Reading man was honoured.

BROTHERHOOD NOTES

Brother Lieutenant A. G. Adlam of the RGA has been awarded the Military Cross for exceptional and conspicuous bravery on the field. 27 more words

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Reduced fees for weddings of any sailors, soldiers and airmen who are not Officers or wealthy people

Church weddings normally required either the banns to be called in both parties’ home churches – not feasible if a soldier wanted to marry while on leave – or obtaining a licence, which was relatively expensive. 218 more words

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