We Remember

Below is the list of men who died in March between 1914-1918 and who are listed on Old Whittington War Memorial

  John Smitheman              Died 8 March 1916

 John Atkinson                   Died 21 March 1918

William Wood                   Died 23 March 1915

John Carlile                       Died 27 March 1918

Frank Charnley                Died 29 March 1918


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields. 
John McCrae (1872-1918)

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