It is 9th of November and 100 years anniversary of Armistice Day is just in around the corner. Right before this special day, we received new improved edition of Boys on the Plaque publication. While I was flicking through it, an interesting Wardle family story caught my eye. Two brothers lived and worked together until… Read More Wardle brothers
Poem by Gerald H. V. Burghope The armistice took effect at “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. A year later first Armistice Day events were held to mark cessation of hostilities on the Front of World War I. This year it marks 100 years of honouring those who fought, lived, died and… Read More Armistice day
On one of these cold winter days I went through comments and letters that we received since Boys on the Plaque project started. While I was reading it and looking for inspiration for a new post, I came across a soldier and a war poet Gerald H. V. Burghope. With our volunteer researcher’s help we found… Read More Poems by Gerald H. V. Burghope
Date of Birth: 9th Oct 1872 Place of Birth: Harbledown, Kent Date of Death: 13th Sept 1916 Place of Death: Ginchy, France Rank: Second Lt Service Number: 9226 Regt: 2nd Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire From a wealthy family, Robert was the youngest of seven children. The family lived in Kent and Surrey from the 1860’s… Read More Robert Furley Callaway – respected man amongst those who served and fell.
On this thoughtful day I would like to share with you one story that we have discovered over the few months that project has been running. I would also like to think of all the fallen on our Plaque, from the First World War and all conflicts before and after. The following words and research… Read More Remembering those that have Fallen : Gerald H.V Burghope