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Vivian Hicking - a Grimsby Chum in India, drowned 3 June 1919


After the armistice, many men would have been returning to their homes after receiving their discharge from the army, however men were still required not only for the occupation of part of Germany, but also for the continuing garrison duties in the far-flung corners of the Empire. It was in India in June 1919 that tragedy was to strike, causing...

29 December 1915 : Colonel Ernest Swiney


His father was George (Colonel, Bengali Rifles) and mother Mary.  Location of Cheltenham (cc OpenStreetMap)  At the 1871 England Census, age 7, Ernest was living in 38 Lansdown Terrace, Cheltenham with his mother (a Colonel’s wife), four siblings, grandmother (a Colonel’s widow), Aunt (a Colonel’s widow) and three servants (cook, parlour maid a...