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Location: Cremated, ashes scattered on the grave of her brother, Edward Brittain, at Granezza British Cemetery, Asiago Plateau, Italy and on the grave of her husband, George Catlin, at St James the Great Churchyard, Old Milverton, Warwickshire, England
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British writer, feminist and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling 1933 memoir Testament Of Youth, recounting her experiences during World War I. She studied English Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, she delayed her degree after one year in the summer of 1915 in order to work as a V.A.D. nurse for much of the First World War. Her fiancé, two other close friends, and her brother Edward Brittain MC were all killed during the war.
Returning to Oxford after the war she met Winifred Holtby, and a close friendship developed with both aspiring to become established on the London literary scene. The bond lasted until Holtby's death in 1935. In 1925 Brittain married George Catlin, a political scientist and philosopher. Vera Brittain never fully got over the death of her brother Edward. When she died, aged 76, her will requested that her ashes be scattered on Edward's grave – "...for nearly 50 years much of my heart has been in that Italian village cemetery".