Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Don’t make Old Betty a war horse!’ The 1914 plea to Lord Kitchener from two children who feared their pet would be carted off to the trenches

Having lost two of her beloved horses to the Great War, schoolgirl Freda Hewlett was distraught that her pony Betty would soon be called to the front line as well. In desperation, the youngster and her brother wrote a heart-breaking letter to Lord Kitchener, pleading with the Secretary of State for War to ‘spare’ their 17-year-old mare.for more click here

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