great-uncle

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an uncle of your father or mother

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My great-uncle John (Jack) lost his life in World War I in the Battle of Doiran in September 1918, just two months before the end of the war.
The attack on Doiran was a complete disaster for the British and they lost about 3,000 men, including my great-uncle.
Introverted 14-year-old Walter (Osment) despairs when his flighty mother (Sedgwick) reveals he must spend the summer with his two eccentric and doddering great-uncles while she attends court reporting school.
As the summer wears on, Walter warms to his great-uncles and he begins to see the caring and tenderness behind their cranky exteriors, taking inspirations from Garth and Hub's fanciful yarns to embark on exciting adventures of his own.
Introverted 14-year-oldWalter (Haley Joel Osment) despairs when his flighty mother (KyraSedgwick) reveals he must spend the summer with his two eccentric and doddering great-uncles,played by Michael Caine and Robert Duvall.
But as the summer wears on,Walter warms to his great-uncles and begins to see the tenderness behind their cranky exteriors In the process,Walter unwittingly reinvigorates his two mentors and gives them reason to keep on living.
Neither of his great-uncles have much interest in taking care of anyone, let alone a young boy.
My brother and I proceeded to Cardiff Castle to see the field of remembrance, many people reading the crosses, some placing them lovingly, recalling memories passed down the family about great-grandfathers, great-uncles.
We were placing a cross there for our great-uncle, 2nd Lieutenant CH Casey, The Welch Regiment, 4.