In their working lives Dennis had been a printer, Anthony a grants officer and Jacques an engineer.
Dennis developed coronavirus symptoms in early April at Asterbury Place Care Home. He was later admitted to Ipswich Hospital where he died on Good Friday, two days after testing positive for Coronavirus.
Anthony, who resided in a care home in Tameside, developed coronavirus symptoms before his condition deteriorated and over Easter weekend, he was rushed to hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia and given oxygen, but died the following day. His death was recorded as being caused by both pneumonia and coronavirus.
Jacques resided in Grace Muriel House in St Albans, where became ill just three days before he died.
Apart from coronavirus, they all had one thing in common when they died : they were all very old. From left to right Dennis was 82 years old, Anthony was 85 and Jacques, who was born in 1922, was 98. If you put their collective 265 years together it would take you back to the year 1655, when Britain didn't exist and Oliver Cromwell ruled England as Lord Protector
We know that their chances of being killed by coronavirus was increased by the fact that they were over 60 years old, as the figures for the end of April indicated :
We also know that their chances of being killed by coronavirus was increased by the fact that they were men, as the figures for the end of March indicated :