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 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 11 Nov 2005 21:11

IN REMEMBERANCE of my Uncle Lance Corporal Willis Higginbottom 2nd/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters(Notts and Derby Regiment) Who died on 26th September 1917 aged 25 Buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery,Belgium Remembered with Honour. Sue(your niece that would have loved to have known you.)


Rachel Report 11 Nov 2005 21:01

We will remember them


Heather Report 11 Nov 2005 20:50

My Grandfather Lost at sea Percival Arthur Powell Seaman Age 26 Ship 'Irene' hit by torpedo 9/11/1915

Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 11 Nov 2005 19:40

In our local paper today - It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, Who has given us the right to a free trial. It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Nov 2005 13:15

from BBC News online: ''Britons fall silent for war dead Millions of people across Britain have remembered those who have died in war as a two-minute silence was held to mark Armistice Day. The silence, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, represented the moment when all guns stopped at the end of World War I. The public fell silent as Big Ben chimed at 1100 GMT. Britain's oldest veteran, 109-year-old Henry Allingham, travelled to France to lay a wreath at a British memorial. It is the first permanent memorial to British air personnel who served on the Western Front. Mr Allingham, who is the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland and the last surviving founder member of the Royal Air Force, was joined by Air Vice Marshal Peter Dye, the RAF's deputy commander-in-chief, and 12 aircraft engineer trainees from RAF Cosford, near Wolverhampton. Wreaths were also laid at the Memorial Gates on Constitution Hill in London to mark the 60 year anniversary of the end of the World War II, as well as Armistice Day. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair, Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, laying a wreath on behalf of Prince Charles and the Gurkhas, and Minister of Armed Forces Adam Ingram all attended. The London Eye has been illuminated in red to mark the day. It stopped moving as those inside - schoolchildren accompanied by World War II veteran Len Jeans - paid their respects. Lloyds of London rang the Lutine Bell to mark the start and finish of the two-minute silence. Following that, the Last Post was played and Lord Peter Levene, chairman of Lloyds, and a representative from the Royal British Legion laid two wreaths in the famous Underwriting Room. A ceremony was also held to honour the five million people from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Africa and the Caribbean who fought in both world wars. Stuart Gendall, from the Royal British Legion, said: 'The two-minute silence is the single biggest annual demonstration of public support for any cause in the country. 'This small yet significant individual and collective act is a rare moment when the nation can stand together and reflect upon the price of freedom.'''


Guinevere Report 11 Nov 2005 11:18

Credit to BBC 1 for excellent coverage of the silence. Gwynne

Maggie Ann

Maggie Ann Report 11 Nov 2005 10:59

In Loving Memory from all their families. Gunner William James Mason, died 9th Feb. 1918, aged 24 yrs. Remembered at St. Mary's, Bradenstoke, Wiltshire. Private Frank Sidney Wiltshire, died 22nd July 1944, aged 23 yrs. Remembered at the Bayeux War Cemetery. With Love and Thanks. We Will Remember Them.


Speedy Report 11 Nov 2005 10:57

Nudging for 11 am. Bev


Alan Report 11 Nov 2005 10:07

In Memory of Private John SCULLION 1st Bn., Royal Dublin Fusiliers who died on 07 October 1918 Who despite having emigrated to Scotland from Ireland chose to sign up with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, no doubt as a mark of his respect for his roots and his birthplace.... ...left a wife and 5 children. Remembered with honour YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY


Unknown Report 11 Nov 2005 09:45

In loving memory of my Grandma's beloved brother, PENNELL, HENRY THOMAS NEWELL Private 11618 29/03/1917 aged 21 Wiltshire Regiment United Kingdom BASRA With deepest respect, my Grandfathers uncle: FIDLER, SAMUEL Private 73038 30/11/1917 aged 17 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) United Kingdom TYNE COT MEMORIAL '..... We shall remember them .' Elaine.


Allie Report 11 Nov 2005 09:30

Lest we forget! The Soldier by Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England's, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. And think, this heart, all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind, no less Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, In hearts at peace, under an English heaven. Wilf

Lisa J in California

Lisa J in California Report 11 Nov 2005 08:39

John Allen Ovens RCAF Age 26 Plane reported missing: 7-Nov-1943


Guinevere Report 11 Nov 2005 06:24

nudge for today Gwynne


Unknown Report 11 Nov 2005 00:27

we must never forget! bryan.


Jane Report 11 Nov 2005 00:24

My Dear Dad,Under age in 1916, Gassed three times in ww1 ,bayoneted and blinded for 3 months. Joined up over age in 1939 and cooked for 'his Boys' in the R.A Thanks to Our Merchant Navy old boys here who are still suffering from Traumas and ill health from ww11 Jay

Kaz in a Tizz

Kaz in a Tizz Report 11 Nov 2005 00:18

I cannot ever begin to imagine the horrors many of these men witnessed/endured, we owe them so much!

The Bag

The Bag Report 11 Nov 2005 00:11

remembering those that gave their lives, and those left behind with nothing but memories. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we WILL remember them


~ Report 11 Nov 2005 00:04

Remembering the following : My Uncle Frank William Poyner - Armed Forces - Burma WW2 Passed away 11th November 1978 aged 63. My Great Uncle Charles Christopher Hood Lance Corporal 17785 Died 05/12/1917 aged 33 (Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry United Kingdom) Buried France P. V. I. 7A. ST. SEVER CEMETERY . Charles Struggles of Sheffield born 1885 Private 202317 Died 03/05/1917 aged 32 (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry United Kingdom) Buried CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY And all Men Women and children who have died in the World's conflicts. God bless you all David.


Keith Report 10 Nov 2005 22:32

13021501 Pte James Stanley RHODES Royal Berkshire Regiment, died aged 28 on 26 Apr 44 at Kohima where he rests. He never returned with the doll he had promised Cynthia. Here dead we lie, because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life to be sure is nothing much to lose, but young men think it is, and we were young.

Fi aka Wheelie Spice

Fi aka Wheelie Spice Report 10 Nov 2005 22:25

I would like to remember and give special thanks to my Great Grandfather Arthur Curzon Howe who fought and survived the Boer War and WW1. I have gained alot of info about his life and for this I am truly grateful. RIP Great Grandad Howe (6/4/1880 - 15/6/1938)! Luv Fi