The British Home Children

The British Home Children
Bob Wilson recently discovered that his grandmother’s sister died and was buried in a virtually unmarked mass grave in Toronto in 1917, without the knowledge of her sister who lived just across Lake Simcoe. Wilson’s grandmother, Francis, and his great-aunt, Nellie Newman, were among 110,000 children shipped across the Atlantic Ocean. The British Home Children were destitute in the U.K. and subjected to farm and domestic labour, often harsh, in a new land.  February 23, 2016.

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