The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes 1897-1991

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Chronology
1897 18 November: Alfred Hubert Mendes born Port of Spain, Trinidad.
1900 9 December: Jessie Muriel Rodriguez born.
1911 6 January: Isabella Mendes dies of consumption.
1912 9 April: Alfred Mendes Snr remarries Emmeline de Souza. Alfred H. Mendes sent to school in England: Hitchin Grammar School. 17 July: Ellen Perachini born Montevideo, Uruguay.
1915 Enlists in the Merchants' Contingents of Trinidad, and fights in World War I as an infantryman with the British Army along the Belgian Front, 1916-1918.
1918 Awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field.
1919 Returns to Trinidad via New York, where he spends one month. Works in Alfred Snr's Provision Store at 52 South Quay. Meets Ellen, a child of seven, at the Olympic Theatre, Port of Spain. 4 October: Marries Jessie Rodriguez.
1920 19 November: Alfred John Mendes ("Alf") born Port of Spain.
1921 19 May: Notice of award of British War Medal and Victory Medal. 8 October: Jessie Mendes dies.
1922 25 November: Marries Juanita Gouveia at the Church of St Francis, Belmont.

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