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1 September 1914 Lt George Edward Cecil died on this day

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George Edward Cecil, born on 9 September 1895 the son of Lord and Lady Edward Cecil, had a lifelong ambition to soldier. After Winchester College (1909-12) he passed into Sandhurst as a King's Cadet aged 17 and was gazetted Ensign in his father's old regiment in February 1914. Still only 18, he went to France with his Battalion on 13 August 1914. I…


Frances Hurd: Lives Interuppted - Ten Young Officers in the Great War

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An impulse bid online bought Frances a damp and dirty box of Edwardian photographs. Amongst them was one of a hockey team at Sandhurst, dated 1915. Hers is not a 'sports team' project, however, but an exploration of ten families before, during and after the Great War. Five of the men lived and five died: but the survivors as well as all the famili…