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Veterans, Victoria Crosses and Degrees of Separation

by Esmerelda Weatherwax (October 2009) 

Over the summer holiday I read Henry Allingham’s autobiography – Kitchener's Last Volunteer.

I knew that Henry Allingham was born in Upper Clapton, the posh end of Clapton, which is now part of the London Borough of Hackney in 1896, some 60 years before I was born in Lower Clapton in a maternity hospital that was not even built until Henry was raising his own family.  more>>>