1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Francis S Thorpe

Contributed by: Jackie Gore, on 2008-11-06

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First Name Francis S
Surname Thorpe
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1970
Regiment Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Boston, Lincolnshire

Francis S's Story

My Grandpop went to war was injured and had terrible dreams.

Went we went to stay with my auntie and Grandpop we were warned not to get scared Grandpop was dreaming. He never talked about the war .He wrote a diary which sadly got lost .He fought in France and in the Middle East somewhere else . He got medals which were kept and valued . My brother has researched the part my grandfathers played in the war, both of whom survived. When they came back it was life as usual no post traumatic stress councelling.He was shell shocked had frost bite and recently I was told he buried alive. I remember a loving gentleman who took me for long walks gave me sweets and was never angry.He lived in a small loving rural community what a shock the horrors of death and suffering war must have . The war to end all wars. I remember my Grandpop and his bad dreams.

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