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2 June 1915 Roland A Leighton 1895-1915


Roland Leighton was the oldest surviving child of literary parents, Robert and Marie Leighton, and was born on 27th March 1895 in London. As a result of the guilt following the death of her first child, Marie spoilt Roland and neglected his younger siblings-sister Clare and brother Evelyn. Roland entered Uppingham School in September 1909 and was …

The Virago Book of Women & the Great War


Book review by Ann Clayton. I was gratified to see that this collection of women's experiences of the Great War opens with an extract from Beatrice Kelsey's journal which was first published in Stand To! 44. Following this are extracts from the memoirs, journals and letters of dozens of women, many of whose names are well-known to us, such as Vera…