My family got away relatively lightly during the First World War. A number of them served, including my maternal grandfather, Frank Saunders, who trained as an RAF Observer and qualified just as the Armistice was signed. Imbued with stories from the Canadians and Australians whom her served with, Frank emigrated to Canada where he spent a halcyon few years enjoying the delights that North America had to offer. Frank had nine brothers and sisters, and one of his siblings - Dorothy - wasn't so lucky. She lost one husband in action, another - a veteran - through ill health and her third (and last) husband was the only one of five brothers to have survived.
|Dorothy Francis Saunders
|Stephen Brown and his painting of Dorothy
|Dorothy Francis Deans
|Noel Sutton - 1915 & 1936
|Silverware gifted by Major Noel Sutton