Today we remember John Newey who died of his wounds on 17th August 1917 aged 34, he lived on Cavendish Street Old Whittington.
He is buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery near Ypres.
We remember the following men who died in August between 1914-1918 and are commemorated on Old Whittington and the Brushes War Memorial.
J W Shawcroft 8th August 1918
John Short 8th August 1916
Albert Hewitt 10th August 1916
T WM S Pendleton 10th August 1917
Vincent Cooke 13th August 1916
(Vincents story can be read at https://oldwhittingtonops.com/cooke-vincent/ )
J Vaughn 16th August 1917
John Newey 17th August 1917
Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,
And I shall see that still the skies are blue,
And feel once more I do not live in vain,
Although bereft of You.
Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet
Will make the sunny hours of spring seem gay,
And I shall find the white May-blossoms sweet,
Though You have passed away.
Perhaps the summer woods will shimmer bright,
And crimson roses once again be fair,
And autumn harvest fields a rich delight,
Although You are not there.
Perhaps some day I shall not shrink in pain
To see the passing of the dying year,
And listen to Christmas songs again,
Although You cannot hear.
But though kind Time may many joys renew,
There is one greatest joy I shall not know
Again, because my heart for loss of You
Was broken, long ago.
Perhaps By Vera Brittain (taken from http://www.theweek.co.uk/…/twelve-great-first-world-war-poe…)