The Romsey Boys who survived the Great War had started to return home from as early as 1914 if wounds or ill health had rendered them “unfit for further service”. The majority were demobbed from 1919 onwards, many carrying physical and mental scars, and expected to pick up their civilian lives where they had left off. Some organisations had been set up; the Comrades of the Great War, the National Association of Demobilised Soldiers and Sailors, and eventually the Royal British Legion all of whom did great things. Ultimately though the Romsey Boys would have been expected to just get on with it.
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