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Two brothers disabled in the First World War…

and the third who didn’t make it home Over the last couple of weeks I’ve posted about two brothers – Bob and Bert Smith – from the South Wiltshire village of Downton who both served in, and were disabled by … Continue reading

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My grandad, disability and the First World War

‘70 per cent disabled’ aged 24 My grandad, Bert Smith was born in April 1894, so that would make him 121 if he were alive today. Or, more importantly, he was ‘celebrating’ reaching the age of majority – 21 – … Continue reading

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Bob’s your uncle

What Robert Smith taught us about disability I always thought the expression ‘Bob’s your uncle’ came from the Tory Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel giving jobs to all of his chums. A quick Google search proved me wrong. It’s still … Continue reading

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