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Re: Swallowdale & WWI.

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Posted by John Wilson on March 21, 2022 at 16:32:54 user hugo.

In Reply to: Re: Swallowdale. posted by Adam Quinan on March 20, 2022 at 04:06:54:

Re Bob Blackett, I think he could have died in 1919 in the Spanish flu epidemic, perhaps (conceivably?) while Molly was pregnant with Peggy? Nancy was 12 or 13 in SA, while Peggy was 10 or 11. The two years given in SA are 1929 and 1930, but it appears that AR first set the book in 1929; but then he or Cape decided that 1930 would look better in a book published in 1930. But he or Cape forgot to change one of the years to 1930!

Re postwar war-related deaths, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) had cutoff dates for wardeaths of 31 Aug 1921 (WWI) and 31 December 1947 (WWII). The 1924 New Zealand Defence Department red book "The Great War Roll of Honour" has deaths up to 31 December 1923, and three or four ytears ago another five deaths were added for WWI, (including I think some suicides & possible PTSD).

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