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- People in story:
- Mavis Hemingray
- Location of story:
- Creswell, Derbyshire
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- Contributed on:
- 26 November 2005
This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Norman Wigley of the BBC Radio Sheffield Action Desk on behalf of Mrs Mavis Pattison and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.
I was 15 when the war ended.
My brother was killed in the war. He served with the Sherwood Foresters but was killed in Cyprus when a bomb dropped on the cook-house where he was working.
During the war, I was at school in Creswell C. of E. School and can remember taking my gas mask to school, and remember taking my ration book to the shop for sweets.
I remember my brother coming home on leave to Duchess Street where we lived. Our family name was Hemingray.
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