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Re: Spanish Flu
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 07 July 18 19:49 BST (UK) »
   I don't think anyone in my family died of the Spanish flu, but as it happens, I have just finished reading a book about it - Pale Rider, by Laura Spinney. A very interesting read.
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Re: Spanish Flu
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 07 July 18 19:54 BST (UK) »
My grandmothers first husband died in Oct 1918 in France 2 years earlier they had lost twins .
to go all way through war and then to die at the end of the war so sad.
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Re: Spanish Flu
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 07 July 18 20:18 BST (UK) »

About 10yrs ago now, we visited many of the WW1 Battle Sites and Memorials. It was striking how many of the gravestones gave dates after the cessation of hostilities. This was of course due to fatalities from the Spanish Flu.

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Re: Spanish Flu
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 07 July 18 20:37 BST (UK) »

About 10yrs ago now, we visited many of the WW1 Battle Sites and Memorials. It was striking how many of the gravestones gave dates after the cessation of hostilities. This was of course due to fatalities from the Spanish Flu.

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They were more likely men who died as a result of wounds and injuries received during the war but died after the end of hostilities, they were still counted as War deaths.
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Re: Spanish Flu
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 07 July 18 20:48 BST (UK) »
Heartbreaking stories of how so many survived the horrors of WW1 only to lose their lives to Spanish Flu.

I don't have anyone in my family as far as I know who died as a result of the flu but a distant cousin died in 1919 of wounds received in 1916. He was in Alderhey Military Hospital for almost 3 years and never made it home to Scotland.


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Re: Spanish Flu
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 07 July 18 22:43 BST (UK) »
I just remembered another relative, not a blood relative, related through marriage, my aunt's uncle. He was in the American Army he also died in October 1918. He looks a bit like my cousin:-

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Re: Spanish Flu
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 07 July 18 23:00 BST (UK) »
Husbands great grandmother in September 1918 aged 41

His grandmother was only 4, her father had died in 1915, she and her siblings were brought up in an orphanage

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Re: Spanish Flu
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 08 July 18 15:01 BST (UK) »
My Great Grandmother died from 'flu in 1918, her death certicate was on Ancestry included in Great Grandfather's war records, the cost was deducted from his Army pay!
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Re: Spanish Flu
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 08 July 18 15:02 BST (UK) »
I have just finished reading a book about it - Pale Rider, by Laura Spinney. A very interesting read.
I second that.
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