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NOVEMBER 11th - *LEST WE FORGET*

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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Nov 2013 14:34

In memory of all that have suffered as a consequence of conflict.

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 10 Nov 2013 10:17

Remembering my 1st cousin once removed, John Brace (1918~1944). Sapper, Royal Engineers, Attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps.

John was one of those lost in the sinking of LST-420 on 7/11/1944.

LST-420 left Dover on 7 November with a party of airmen, trucks and supplies for RAF personnel in Belgium. It was unable to enter the port of Ostend because of a severe storm and the captain decided to return to England. The ship was still within sight of Ostend when it hit a mine, split in two, and sank. Fourteen officers and 224 other ranks were lost. Only 31 were saved. It was the greatest loss of lives on a British landing craft during the war. Many of the casualties were buried at Ostend and at Blankenberge cemeteries in Belgium. Above the wreck today is a marker buoy "LST 420.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 10 Nov 2013 09:28

"When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

http://www.burmastar.org.uk/epitaph.htm

VIVinHERTS

VIVinHERTS Report 9 Nov 2013 20:30

In grateful remembrance of (2nd cousin x1 removed) Flight Sergeant William John Tucker, Royal Australian Air Force. Born Adelaide, Australia 1917, died Munchen Gladbach 1943 whist piloting a Lancaster out of RAF Wickenby, Lincs.
Also, (1st cousin x1 removed) Private Harry Robert Blythe, born Landwade, Suffolk 1895, died Jerusalem, Palestine 1917. Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Panel 16.

Kay????

Kay???? Report 9 Nov 2013 16:25

Not just the fallen but those who were ill, tied to a pole who were shot dead and concidered cowards.(((((((

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 9 Nov 2013 14:50

Copied frrom a thread from last year

"On a cold November Sunday morn, an old man sits a while
Looking though old photographs, he can’t help but smile
They’re all there, all the boys, with hair cut short and neat
Uniforms of khaki, strong black boots upon their feet.
They met as strangers but soon became like brothers to the end
Smiling at the camera, there could be no truer friends.
They all took the Queen’s shilling, went off to fight the hun,
Soon learnt the pain of loss once the fighting had begun.
So many never made it home, lost on foreign shores
Many more were injured and would be the same no more.
The old man’s eyes mist with tears as he remembers every face
Each of his fallen brothers and the killing which took place
He proudly dons his beret, his blazer and his tie
For today he will remember the ones who fell and died.
On his chest there is a poppy, a blaze of scarlet on the blue
He steps out into the cold, he has a duty he must do
Once at the cenotaph he stands amongst the ranks
Of those who marched to war and those who manned the tanks,
He bows his head in reverence, as the last post begins to play
And he wonders what will happen at the ending of his days
Will anyone remember? Will anybody care?
About the lads so far from home whose life was ended there?
I wish that I could tell him, that he should fear not
For this soldier and his brothers will NEVER be forgot
We owe a debt of gratitude that we can never pay
And this country WILL remember them, on each Remembrance day. "

Maria Cassee

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Nov 2013 08:47

LEST WE FORGET

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2491760/Harry-Drinkwaters-lost-diary-Great-War.html

"Harry Drinkwater joined a 'Pals Battalion' when the war began in 1914
He was sent to the front lines and suffered the grueling realities of war
His diary entries, never before published, tell of his hellish existence caked in mud, deprived of sleep and endlessly confronted by the deaths of his friends"

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 7 Nov 2013 11:43

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e4jqTF6aks

This video includes a reading of the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by Lt. Col. John McCrae and the well known excerpt from the poem 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon.


MotownGal

MotownGal Report 31 Oct 2013 19:35

My three uncles were all in the same regiment, all fighting on the beaches of Dunkirk.

One was taken prisoner of war at a later date.

One was discharged due to his injuries, then he signed up again!

The last went into the side of a mountain, and was not found for months.

Just one family who suffered, but there were thousands of others far worse.

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 31 Oct 2013 10:58

Thinking of all our Relatives that fought such a brave fight to give us this freedom we now enjoy.

This year will be special for me as I am undertaking a project to find about all the young men who died in our local town ready for next years Centenary exhibition held by our Local History Society of which I am archivist. Such sad stories with parents losing sons and even more sad the poor Mother and Father who had 5 sons fighting and only one returned.

RIP. <3

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 31 Oct 2013 10:38

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal
Each year the nation shows its support for our work through the Poppy Appeal.

Every poppy helps us to support the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families.

The 2013 Poppy Appeal launched nationally on Thursday 24 October.

Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 11 Nov 2012 22:34

Dear All

Hello


To remember all those who died and all those who still suffer
as a result of conflict and war.

With deep respect.

Elizabeth, EOS
xx

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 11 Nov 2012 08:25

I will be carrying the Union flag as usual at village parade and thinking of all those who served and are serving in our Armed Forces. Special thoughts for our local lad killed in Afghanistan at the early age of 23 he was a friend of my children.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 10 Nov 2012 23:07

O Valiant Hearts
Words by Sir John S. Arkwright
Music by The Rev. C, Harris DD
Tune: The Supreme Sacrifice


O valiant hearts who to your glory came
through dust of conflict and through battle flame;
tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

Proudly you gathered, rank on rank, to war
as who had heard God's message from afar;
all you had hoped for, all you had, you gave,
to save mankind - yourselves you scorned to save.

Splendid you passed, the great surrender made;
into the light that nevermore shall fade;
deep your contentment in that blest abode,
who wait the last clear trumpet-call of God.

Long years ago, as earth lay dark and still,
rose a loud cry upon a lonely hill,
while in the frailty of our human clay,
Christ, our Redeemer, passed the self-same way.

Still stands his Cross from that dread hour to this,
like some bright star above the dark abyss;
still, through the veil, the Victor's pitying eyes
look down to bless our lesser Calvaries.

These were his servants, in his steps they trod,
following through death the martyred Son of God:
Victor, he rose; victorious too shall rise
they who have drunk his cup of sacrifice.

O risen Lord, O Shepherd of our dead,
whose cross has bought them and whose staff has led,
in glorious hope their proud and sorrowing land
commits her children to thy gracious hand.

Hilary

Hilary Report 10 Nov 2012 17:05

Remembering Fred Daisley. On researching the house I now live in I discovered Fred Daisley lived in this house. He was killed in France 20.7.1916 aged 23 yrs. old. I will add a wooden cross at our war memorial tomorrow for him.
R.I.P. Fred.
Hilary x

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Nov 2012 23:14

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20245308

Hundreds attend Enniskillen Poppy Day bomb services

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 8 Nov 2012 09:07

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9662669/War-Horse-app-with-original-photos-maps-and-first-hand-soldier-accounts-to-bring-World-War-I-to-life.html

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 7 Nov 2012 23:01

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recessional_(poem)

God of our fathers, known of old—
Lord of our far-flung battle line—
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Cooper

Cooper Report 6 Nov 2012 20:22

We will be watching my Sons under 15s football on Sunday but there is always a minutes silence observed at the games.

Thinking of all those brave men and women who have given so much to us all


Teresa

Maddie

Maddie Report 6 Nov 2012 15:27

George ThomasTredgold Birkett
10th City of London Battalion arrived in gallipoli late July, killed in action 15th August 1915 aged 18 years


Leslie C Colbrook
2nd Lieutenant Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action Belguim 1/02/1917 aged 23 years

Fred Fielden
Private Lancashier Fuiselliers
Killed in action Flanders aged 31 years.

William Crook Patchett
Private in the Machine Gun Corps
Killed in action 16/08/1916 Flanders France.
Aged 25 years

Thomas Renshaw
Kings Own Royal Lancashire Regiment
Lance Corporal
Killed in action 20/07/1916 Flanders France.
Aged 20 years

Charles Tongs
L/Crpl Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action 1915 Flanders France aged 44 years

R.I.P
XXX