WE REMEMBER IN JUNE

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

George Thorne                             Died 8th June 1917

John T Bunting                             Died 14th June 1916

Thomas Mason                            Died 15th June 1917

John Smith                                     Died 19th June 1915

Joseph Thurman                          Died 28th June 1918

 

The Soldier

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.

Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

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WE REMEMBER TODAY

We remember Fred Mitchell who died 100 years ago today, 30th May 1918. He was 33 years old.

He is buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery and remembered on Old Whittington War Memorials.

I will be researching Freds story soon and if any descendants of Fred would like to add any information or photographs then I would love to hear from you.

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WE REMEMBER TODAY

We remember H Green who died 100 years ago today on 25th May 1918.

He was 18 years old.

He is buried in St Bartholomews Churchyard and remembered on Old Whittington and The Brushes War Memorials.

I haven’t finished my research about Harry Green yet, if any descendants of Harry have information or photographs they would like to share on the website then please contact me.

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Joseph Syddall

I visited Chesterfield Museum yesterday to see the work of Joseph Syddall. There is a display of his work and for anyone who hasn’t heard of him he came from Old Whittington and he designed the War Memorial  on Church Street at Old Whittington.

There were two reasons for my visit, I wanted to find out more about his work but also  I  had been advised there was a pencil drawing there of his design. I have taken some pictures, and have also bought some postcards depicting some of his paintings all of which will go on the website oldwhittingtonops.com in the next few days.

Thanks Anne Marie Knowles for letting me know about the exhibition and for anyone passing the Museum I would recommend popping in for a look!

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Photograph courtesy of Chesterfield Museum

Self portrait of Joseph Syddall as exhibited at The Royal Academy 1898.