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A Christmas gift to remember at Anya Court Care Home

20 January 2021

A Christmas gift to remember at Anya Court Care Home

A resident at Anya Court, our care home in Rugby, was presented with a picture of his late brother’s grave after expressing his disappointment at not taking a picture during his last visit to the cemetery to care workers at the home.

Keith Allan, 91, sadly lost his brother Leslie in World War 2 in France aged 20 on 28th May in 1940.

Keith had visited the grave in Lille Southern Cemetery in France years ago but had never taken a photo of it and accepted that he wouldn’t be able to do that now.

Paul Jones, one of the lifestyle’s team at Anya Court who had been in the RAF the same as Keith had found out this information during one of their chats about their time served.

Paul and Noreen Dallinger, another member of the lifestyle team appreciated Keith’s recollections of his brother’s contributions to the war so they traced Leslie’s grave through The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and ordered a picture of the grave for him.

They made this into a presentation picture and gave it to Keith as a Christmas gift which included a larger picture of Leslie behind the photo of the grave.

Keith said: “I was absolutely delighted to have received this; I last time I saw my brother I was waving him off goodbye when I got the mumps before Christmas in 1939.”

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