•  1894: Manchester Ship Canal opened•  1899: Boer War starts•  1901: Queen Victoria dies•  1903: 1st aeroplane flight by Wright Bros.•  1905: Ragged Lands established•  1909: Introduction of Old Age Pension•  1912: Sinking of the Titanic•  1914: Start of 1st World War•  1916: Battle of the Somme•  1918: End of 1st World War•  1919: 1st trans-atlantic flight•  1920: League of Nations founded•  1922: Irish Free State founded•  1924: Lenin dies•  1926: General Strike•  1928: Women get the vote•  1934: Hitler assumes power in Germany•  1936: Regular BBC TV broadcasts begin•  1939: Start of 2nd World War•  1940: Dunkirk evacuation•  1941: Japanese attack Pearl Harbour
From the Sussex Express, 26th October 1917



We regret to state that Private Frank Brown, who was with the Canadian Contingent, and a son of Mr Brown, Wharf Cottage, Glynde, has been killed in action. The news was received in a strange manner by deceased's sister, who had sent a box of goods addressed to her brother. The box, however, was returned unopened, and written on the label were the words: - "Killed in action". Any official notification of his death would, of course, not be sent to his father or sister but to his wife in Canada. The family, however, has received news from another source that he was killed on October the 22nd.

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