As we commemorate the centenary of the First World War Armistice, we share four extraordinary stories told by Chelsea Pensioners whose family members served in the First World War.

Green Fields: Chelsea Pensioner Patrick Moir only learnt of his father’s experiences in the First World War when he reached the age of 85; his father had been called up to serve in 1917 when he was a young lad of 19.

Tales from World War I: Edmund Joseph Buisseret – father of Chelsea Pensioner, Simon De Buisseret – had just joined a monastery when the First World War broke out and was immediately uprooted from his quiet existence as a prospective monk and sent to the Somme.

The Lone Survivor: Chelsea Pensioner, Steve Lovelock's Grandfather served in the First World War, experiencing unbelievable luck and devastating loss that would haunt him for the rest of his life.

The Open Door: With a father who served and two uncles who perished on the battlefields, the First World War had a profound effect on Chelsea Pensioner, Don Crassweller’s family.

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