More information has been found on little Connie, Kate's daughter.

Connie was afflicted with "Spastic Diplegia". I understand that this is now known as cerebral palsy affecting limbs on both sides. This explains the comments about Connie walking and her starting school being noteworthy.

Two years before the Harry went away to war, they lost their first child, Arthur in infancy. A year after that, Willie was born. All this time Harry and Ethel were looking after this disabled little girl.

Advance notice; Harry's letters resume next week.

1 comment:

Reb said...

It's very interesting that Kate became a midwife after having an illegitimate child, and a disabled one at that. I imagine it would have made her a very empathetic midwife, very helpful to her charges.