The following men who died in WW1 during May and are remembered on Old Whittington and The Brushes War Memorial.

Edwin Hewkin            3rd  May 1917

Abraham Fearn         8th   May 1916

John Smedley              13th May 1916

Archibald H Gill         23rd May 1918

Harold S Green           25th May 1918

Ernest Gilberthorpe  27th May 1918

Fred Mitchell               30th May 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.

By John McCrae, May 1915




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