Cadet Corporal Morgan Lawrence, Ditton, tells us about her Great Great Grandfather

1 July 2020

My Great Great Grandad Horace S Jurd, born 28th June 1898 (seated in the picture below) at 17 years old. His adopted brother Miller, also 17 by his side. Both 'boys' lied about their ages so they could join the British Army and fight in World War 1. My Grandad survived the War and lived to be 89 years old, passing away in April 1987. Sadly Miller was killed in action 2 months before the end of the War at just 17 years old. We do not know what Regiment they were in, if anyone recognises their cap badges I would be interested to find out more.

The second photo my Great Great Granddad at 89 years old.