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The Life and Times of the Knights-bookcover

By: Charmaine Hale

The Life and Times of the Knights

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Alfred Fredrick John Knight was born in Yeovil to his mother Amelia and father George. When Alfred was three years old, George his father left Amelia telling her that he was taking their son Alfred with him. George took Alfred and in secret eloped with his lover to Wales. Alfred was later adopted and lived with his adopted family talking to the family about emigrating to Canada. He told his family that he wanted to stay in England and try and find his birth mother.

He left home and went back to Yeovil, but there was no trace of his mother, he did manage to find his grandmother Mary, who was still alive. While looking for a job, he saw a sign which read, ‘YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU!’ Alfred then decided that he wanted to become a soldier and join the British Army. After joining up with Prince Albert’s light infantry, the Somerset Light Infantry was sent out to India to fight the rebellion.

Will Alfred ever find his birth mother?

Charmaine Hale, youngest of five siblings, was born and grew
up in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. She still resides in Hatfield and
lives with Jase. They have a son and a daughter and five
grandchildren. This is Charmaine’s first book and she wants
to leave this true family story as a legacy to her grandchildren
and future generations at home and abroad.

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