Monday, 30 April 2018


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

215794c8e00b55bIn 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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