Three brothers, John Earl, 21, James Earl, 22 and William Henry Earl, 27, (pictured) from Callington died within days of each other in May 1916 in different theatres of war.

Marlene Earl, who has been tracing the journey of the boys discovered that John and James died in the Battle of Jutland on HMS Defence, both 1st class stokers and it’s assumed William died in the Mesapetanian war as a prisoner of war. William was in the Duke of Cornwall light infantry as a Private.

The three boys are Marlene’s great uncles. Her and her daughter laid a wreath during Remembrance to commemorate them. There names are on the Callington and Plymouth war memorial.