Armistice Day Centenary – July Update

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This page has been created to provide information leading up to the Centenary of the  Armistice Commemoration on
11th November 2018.

Updates can be found by clicking the green links at the bottom of the page

The centenary of the Armistice that brought the fighting in the First World War to an end falls on 11th November. A small committee has been formed to coordinate commemorative activities in Winsley.

Our main focus will be to support the Royal British Legion and Commonwealth War Graves Commission “Every One Remembered” project; the aim of this is to ensure that every man and woman who lost their life is remembered individually by those alive today.

We aim to publicise the names and lives of the 13 men named on our War Memorial through articles in the Weaver, on the website, and on the village notice boards in the month of their death, and by placing a Remembrance Cross at the War Memorial on the actual date on which they were killed; they will also, of course, be remembered by name, both in the Church and at the War Memorial, on Remembrance Sunday. During the year, we are planning other ways of honouring their memory, through concerts and other activities.

But we also want to remind people of those who did not live in the village, but are related to current residents. Everyone whom we know about (we have 24 names so far, and hope to find others) will be remembered by name on Remembrance Sunday. We also plan to publish their names in the Weaver and on the website later in the year, unless their relations prefer us not to do so. So, if you have a relation who lost their life in the First World War, please contact Phillip Bush (phillipbush08(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)btinternet.com or 01225 866624), so that their name can be added to the list of those whom we remember with pride.

If you wish to place a Memorial Cross at the War Memorial on the date of your relation’s death, or on any other suitable date, Phillip Bush can provide you with one. If you feel there is any other way in which we can honour their memory, please let us know.

Programme of Events 

4th April 1918 – Victor Mizen Aged 29
1st June 1917 – Thomas Balfour Gornall Aged 29
10th June 1915 – Denys Brinkman Aged 19
15th June 1915 – Alexander Leslie Aged 20
5th July 1916 – Edward Wyndham Lintern Aged 33
8th July 1917 – Charles Alfred Brooks Aged 29

7th August 1916 – Leonard Percy Watson Aged 23
28th August 1918 – Frank Oliver Summers Aged 28

 

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