After the First World War Frank Dowdeswell, 7th Buffs regiment, served with the British army in Ireland and witnessed the fighting/civil war there. Frank was the father of Pam Hyett. He was known to his family as 'Curly', because of his hair. Part of a collection relating to the service of Frank (7th Buffs) and Bob (Army Service Corps) Dowdeswell, of Shaw Green, Prestbury, nr Cheltenham. Bob died in April 1917 after a lorry accident.