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Public Success, Private SorrowThe Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator$
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Isidore Cyril Cannon

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099616

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.001.0001

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Family Affairs and the First World War

Family Affairs and the First World War

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(p.139) 14 Family Affairs and the First World War
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Public Success, Private Sorrow
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Isidore Cyril Cannon

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.003.0014

The First World War brought about negative impacts on Brewitt-Taylor's (B-T's) family. Although Leonard was not permitted to join the war in Europe because of his poor eyesight, Raymond volunteered for the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Ray was then sent to France after a week of training in Woolwich which was hard for him. Evelyn, Raymond's wife, gave birth to a son on December 15, 1917, and Edward Gordon was B-T's first grandchild. The grandson was named after Edward Ellis since his was the first death in the family caused by the war. Bernard Ellis, Peg, and her husband's other son, were also killed or died during this time. Aside from the numerous deaths in the family, the chapter also provides an account of Leonard's marriage to Margaret Elizabeth McGee.

Keywords:   First World War, deaths, grandson, Bernard Ellis, Edward Ellis, marriage, Margaret Elizabeth McGee

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