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George Francis Cleaver

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A life & a love
A true story. 1919 to 2002
George and Gwendoline Cleaver

This is an autobiography of my life. It is a true story, nothing omitted that might offend the reader, and no embellishment of my war service to make me appear a hero, to me it was just a job to prevent Germany and Japan ruling the great part of the world. Eighty million died in that endeavour, very few civilians and servicemen that gave their lives received any recognition by the way of medals.

As you will read I was born in England, which apart from my Naval service was my home for 62 years, the last 23 years has been spent in Australia.

I am one of the last veterans, and the few that gave almost six years, sailing the seas as a part of the British Navy in the time of War.     

The cover of "A Life and a Love; A True Story 1919 to 2002; George and Gwendoline Cleaver" 

Above: The cover of "A Life and a Love; A True Story 1919 to 2002; George and Gwendoline Cleaver"

A page from the "A Life and a Love; A True Story 1919 to 2002" book, an elegy written by George Cleaver for his in 2003 

A page from the "A Life and a Love; A True Story 1919 to 2002" book, an elegy written by George Cleaver for his wife Gwendoline in 2003, which finishes: "When you have shared fiftysix years of your life in a deep and loving relationship with someone, a little or all of your soul goes with them when they leave this world".

The publication details of "A Life and a Love; A True Story 1919 to 2002" 

The publication details of "A Life and a Love; A True Story 1919 to 2002"
Copyright 2003
ISBN 0-646-42360-6

 

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.