Family Life Between the Wars: 1918–1931

  • Carol Komaromy
  • Jenny Hockey


The implications of a soldier’s death for a young family are explored in this chapter, with a particular focus on the provision of education for war orphans by charitable foundations linked with particular trades or professions, in this case the Warehousemen, Clerks and Drapers’ School in Purley, near London. Using the schoolboy diaries of Jenny Hockey’s father, it gives insight into his experiences. The differences between these educational opportunities and those afforded to children growing up in rural Northern Ireland are then explored using the example of Carol Komaromy’s father.


Memorialisation War orphan Charity schools Diaries Education in rural Northern Ireland 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol Komaromy
    • 1
  • Jenny Hockey
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.The University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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