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Post  MichaelaSJ on Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:46 am

A sad Christmas for many, but a celebration of sorts for some:
Dunkirk hero who became one of Britain’s oldest transgender people dies aged 99
Louise Jennings lived as Robert for 70 years and was married to wartime sweetheart Edith for more than four decades.

But she changed genders after Edith died of cancer in 1989. Louise once said: “I don’t think I spent a long time thinking about it. I rather felt I was wrong anyway.”
She was called up to the Army at 20 in 1939 and became a sergeant in the intelligence team of the Durham Light Infantry 10th Battalion.

In June 1940 Louise was evacuated from Dunkirk and later said: “There was no use being scared. I was very lucky.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8060248/dunkirk-hero-transgender-dead-99/
This was posted 12/25/2018 so I am assuming she died today.

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Post  Michi on Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:50 am

Thanks for sharing!

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Post  Celia Eriksson on Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:58 pm

Hi Miki and Michi!

I remember having read Louise's story, there was an article in the paper about her some years ago. I send my condolences to her family and friends, losing a loved one at this time of year. Celia xx

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Post  mariehart1 on Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:03 am

Another of the WW2 generation gone.

But she at least lived long enough to fulfil my own last real ambition: To die an old woman.
RIP

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