The Amazing World of Alice in Wonderland
Alan Hargreaves, Alice’s first son, joined the Irish Guards at the start of the Great War. He was killed in action on 9th May, near Fromelles in Northern France. He was 33.
Leopold ‘Rex’ Hargreaves, a Captain in the Irish Guards, was severely wounded and died on 25th September, near Lesboeufs in Northern France. He was 33. Caryl, Alice’s remaining son, fought in the Scots Guards but survived the war. A plaque at Lyndhurst Parish church commemorates Alan and Rex. Alice wrote in her diary: ‘We must remember that children are only lent to us by God’.
Philip Dodgson Jaques was born to Amy Irene Hume Dodgson and John Jaques. He was Lewis Carroll’s great-nephew and would later become senior trustee of the Dodgson Estate.