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Grandad’s WW1 memoirs made into play

A family historian who made his grandfather’s Great War memoirs into a book is to see his story transformed into a play to commemorate the centenary of the end of the conflict.

Allan Mott’s grandfather David John Polley (1885-1953) served in the 63rd Royal Naval Division Machine Gun Battalion, nicknamed ‘the Suicide Club’ because of the short life expectancy of those at the Front. David survived and in the 1920s wrote an account of his experiences from his diaries.

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