Lest We Forget……

November 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm 2 comments

In no particular order……

Joseph Hoolahan (1877-1915), Private, 2nd battalion Cheshire Regiment, killed in action in Flanders after just four weeks action – C’s Great Grandfather.

Albert William Jones (1893 – 1960), Sapper Royal Engineers, served in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in North Africa alongside Lawrence of Arabia’s force, mentioned in despatches for gallantry in 1918 – my grandfather.

John Humphries (1912 – 1991), Lance Corporal Royal Artillery, served in Dover Naval Defence in World War Two – my grandfather.

William Henry Woods (1921 – 1943), Able Seaman HMS Quail, killed in action in the Adriatic when struck by a mine laid by U-413 – my great-uncle.

Les Wynne (1934 – 2011), Royal Marine Commando, 42nd Commando, served in Korea, Malaya and the Canal Zone – my uncle.

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  • 1. Tony Irvine  |  December 7, 2011 at 12:17 am

    I recently visited the WW1 Battlefields and was struck by the respect maintained by French school children for the memory of the fallen.
    The Commonwealth Forces are well represented by Canadian college pupils, who stay in France or Belgium for periods of 3 months at a time in order to help man visitor centres.
    What of the British representation ?
    None observed, and I’m left wondering why, and what has happened to our values ?

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  • 2. Middle Man  |  November 8, 2015 at 10:32 am

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