WEEKEND WEB: What was done for our heroes?



We look back to the Lincolnshire Free Press this week in 1918...
The problem of finding work for discharged and disabled servicemen was resolutely tackled during 1917.
Twelve months previous, the question of pensions and the disabled men drifting into a condition of chaos was a concern.
In August 1916, it was quite possible to find that a man who had served with distinction at Gallipoli was playing a barrel organ in the streets because he may have been unable to secure the pension to which he was entitled.
In an extreme case, such a man was charged with vagrancy and handed over to the... read more

 
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