WE REMEMBER IN SEPTEMBER

Men of Old Whittington who died between 1914-1918.

Norman Dennison 3 September 1916

Fred Harle 4 September 1916

Wm Hy Bestwick 15 September 1916

C G Hemstock 15 September 1916

W Hy Reynold 16 September 1916

George Straw 18 September 1918

Fredk Walker 18 September 1918

Kenneth Eveleigh 19 September 1918

Christopher Loomes 25 September 1918

Hy Higginbottom 26 September 1918

Horace Lewis 26 September 1917

Harry Taylor 26 September 1917

H Pollendine 27 September 1916

Wm Leslie Gaunt 28 September 1917

Harry Adams 30 September 1917

WE SHALL KEEP THE FAITH (Moira Michael Nov 1918)

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honour of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.

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WE REMEMBER TODAY

Today we remember James W Shawcroft who died 100 years ago today on 8th August 1918. He was 19 years old.

He lived at 223 Church Street Old Whittington and enlisted in 1916 at 17 years of age.

He is buried in Old Whittington (St Bartholomews) Churchyard.

We also remember today  John Short who was killed in action on 8th August 1916 and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial France.  He was 21 years old.

If any descendants of James or John would like to post information or photographs then please contact me.

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