There are a great many male secondary characters in this novel, many of which appear only once. This is to give the feeling that Cloud Hill is rather densely populated with veterans. The reader is not meant to keep track of all of the named characters!
There are, however, a few who do reoccur and are important to the story. Below is a list to serve as a memory jog.
Brooks -- the only male servant left at Cloud Hill, works as general repairman
Sykes -- Scotsman, is the unofficial leader of the men at Cloud Hill
Pritchard -- office manger of the Hutch and the only Hutch man not in a wheelchair, stutterer
McCrory -- Australian, tasked to look after James.
Cullen -- wheelchair brigade, works in the Hutch and later for Mr Stevenson
Fitzroy -- wheelchair brigade, works in the Hutch
Rhys-Jones -- wheelchair brigade, works in the Hutch
Morris -- salesman for the Hutch, missing half his left arm.
Montgomery -- burn victim, assists Carter in the the Cloud Hill forests
Daniels -- the cook
Carter -- the gamekeeper and forester at Cloud Hill, a local man, not a veteran
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England 1921. For fifty handicapped veterans left without home or job after WW1, the only person standing between them and utter destitution is Olivia Altringham. Lacking sufficient funds and a support network, Olivia has managed to keep her vetera...