Young People

Children were particularly impacted by the Great War through disruption to home life and to schooling, parents off fighting or working in munitions factories, teachers being called up to fight or for war work, and family deaths.  Their lives were expected to continue as normal, but the great upheaval around them meant that even everyday activities required some war adaptation, for example: the carrying of gas masks.  Children were often too young to understand why their lives were being affected this way, and so the impact of the war was sustained in more emotional ways.

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1915

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott during the first full year of the conflict, taken from the...

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1914.

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott, and the outbreak of war, taken from the 1914 Parish...