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11 Nov 2017

Lest We Forget


In memory of my Three Great  Uncles, and Great Grandfather, and in memory of my Grandfather (in the photo) who survived but was gassed and suffered for the rest of his life he lied about his age and joined up when he was only 14 years old.

5 Nov 2016

My Grandfather Frederick Simmonds



This canvas is dedicated to my Grandfather Frederick Simmonds.He joined the Oxford and Bucks Army to fight in the First World War aged just 14 years old. In this photo he is with a Belgium family who took him under their wing when he was stationed there.

He was 18 years old when the war ended, his brother John died at The Somme on the 1st of July 1916.

 

 

Papercrafter Magazine very kindly wrote a small article about my Grandfather in their Remembrance Day Pages. Thank you so much.

"All we have of freedom, all we use or know—

This our fathers bought for us long and long ago."

Rudyard Kipling

Lest We Forget

I would like to enter this into Emerald Creeks Heartfelt Freedom Festivities Challenge

Thank you,so much for visiting.

You can see all the details about how I made this canvas on the Indigoblu Blog

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