Married on the strength. — 6 Comments

  1. Excellent blog Sharon. I enjoyed the detailed outline of the tough life these soldiers endured and how you linked it to your ancestor’s lives. They weren’t treated with much respect were they?

  2. No, there wasn’t much respect from the authorities, but I think the rank and file appreciated their efforts. I enjoyed looking at the women’s contribution to their men’s service. It’s a great way to write women back into history. Thanks for your kind comments.

  3. Thank you for a wonderful story Sharon. My gg grandmother was the wife of an ordinary soldier with experiences similar to your Emma. They were strong women and I am amazed at how they raised young families under such conditions. My Elizabeth died in Bendigo Victoria aged 94 after an eventful life.

  4. Thanks Rosemary. Emma seemed to have fond memories of India, and her son returned as a soldier. It can’t have been all bad. They certainly knew how to adjust.

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