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15 January 2014

14th January 1944: Alf died last night

14 Fri. White frost to begin the day, but the sun rose in a perfectly clear sky which soon dispelled it. The sun shone without a cloud to cover it all day, which was most pleasant. Did all the usual shopping locally, also walked to Morden to buy a few articles there. Aunt Liza called in afternoon to say that Uncle Alf* passed peacefully away at 10 o'clock last night. He was always most pleasant to me and I shall always treasure the memories of him from my boyhood's days upwards. Cycled to Morden to tell Uncle Ben but he had already heard the news.

*Note: Alfred French, buried on 2nd February 1944 at St Pancras Cemetery (Camden)

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