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Lest We Forget

Posted by on Sunday, February 2, 2014 Under: War

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget


This year we remember the sacrifice made by our armed services and many civilians in the First World War. It is 100 years since this war started. Many countries were similarly affected.

Should we collect memories from the few who do remember or have stories from family? Shall we all plant red poppies in our gardens this year?

My mother was 8 when the war started and she remembered the young men from her village all marching off to war. Did they have any idea what they faced? Most of them were listed as dead within a month. Any young man who did not enrol would be given a white feather of cowardice by people in the street.

I have printed the names from our church war memorial. There may be families in Aylesford and Eccles who knew one of these men and may wish to share memories with us.

We do not glorify war but the sacrifice was massive and perhaps the stories need telling for new generations.


GEORGE ATKINS PHILIP CHARLES HOSMER

FREDERICK JOHN AVARDS PERCY GEORGE LAKER

WILLIAM HENRY BARNES GEORGE EDWARD LINES

ALBERT BROOMFIELD ROBERT GEORGE MANNERING

GEORGE CAPON JOHN PERCY MAY

FRANK CLARK WILLIAM MAY

FREDERICK W. CLARK THOMAS BENJAMIN PEARSON

ARTHUR CLARK M. M. JOHN POOLE

WILLIAM GEORGE COSTIN JOHN SCOTT

CECIL ERNEST DAMMS D. C. M. GEORGE HOWARD SHEPPARD

THOMAS DANES THOMAS SHERWOOD

CHARLES NORMAN EASTON ARTHUR LESLIE SMITH

FREDERICK FRANCIS GEORGE THOMAS SMITH

ERNEST GREEN EDWARD JAMES SMITH

FREDERICK GREEN THOMAS STONE

SIDNEY GREEN GEORGE BAXBY SYDDALL

JONATHAN ERNEST GRINHAM HERBERT ELVIN WALKER

WILLIAM DOUGLAS HAWKINS ROBERT WILLIAM WALLIS

FRANK HAWKINS CECIL WOOD

ARTHUR FREDERICK HAWKINS PERCY HERBERT WOODLAND

WILLIAM HENRY HODGES



Contact our Parish Office or Vicar for more details: Tel: 01622 719366 or email: aylesfordchurch@btconnect.com

                                                                                     Janet

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