Riots role

First published in Letters

I WAS interested to read the article ‘100 Years Ago – The First World War’ about the Dublin riots. My grandfather Albert Barrett served with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers and I have two of his diaries, one dated 1917 and the other 1918. I didn’t know his regiment was involved in the riots, so thanks to you I have found out a bit more of my family history. He was wounded twice in the war but went on to run a corner shop in the Black Country – as in Open All Hours!

Shirley Vigus, St Arvans

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