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Roger Kitchen traced Albert's brothers, Will and George French,
who were then in their seventies.

Roger recorded their reminiscences about Albert leaving home,
and how they received the news of his death.

Click the excerpts below to hear them.

"They hitch hiked part of the way" ... Will
"He looked older than what he was" ... George
"I had a feeling something was wrong" ... Will
"He was killed by 4 machine-gun bullets" ... George
"We went over to France to see the grave" ... George
"He shouldn't have been there, should he" ... George
Roger discovered that Albert's sweetheart, Violet Cox, who had subsequently married, had died some years ago. However, her brother, James, still had the photograph that Albert had sent to Violet - the one of him in uniform that he mentions in his letter.