Remembering Private William Haycox and Driver William Lewis

Remembering Private William Haycox, 10090, Depot., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 26 November 1918. He had been a prisoner of war for four years and had returned to England on 2 October.

and remembering miner Driver William Lewis, 284166, “B” Bty. 5th Reserve Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on 28 November 1918, aged 28, another casualty of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Read his story here

Both men are buried in Staveley cemetery.

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Remembering today…Privates James Hunt and Joseph Salt

Remembering Private James Hunt  29617, 16th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) who died on 16 April 1918.

 

Also remembering Private Joseph Salt, 30572, 1st Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment who was killed in action on the same day.

Read  about Joseph Salt here

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

 

Wishing all of our veterans, military service men and women, and their families, a very merry Christmas. Our thoughts are especially with those currently serving our Country and away from their families.  Be safe and thank you for all that you do.

Remembering Joseph Shooter and Harry Newman

Joseph Shooter

Harry Newman

Remembering Private Joseph Shooter, 10th Bn., Sherwood Foresters who died on 26 May 1917. Joseph worked at Markham Colliery before the war and left a widow and child. His brother, Aaron, has been killed in 1916.

and remembering Lance Corporal Harry Newman, 1/8th Bn., Sherwood Foresters of Woodthorpe who died on 28 May 1917. He is buried in the Loos British Cemetery.

Local poet

This poem has been written by 80 year old Malcom Taylor, of Inkersall.

CoffinThey Know Not
Those who send the troops to war
Have never heard the cannons roar
They know not of the toil and strife
The taking of anothers life
Or of a family’s grief and pain
As coffins come from off the plane
If they themselves were sent to war
Then war itself would be no more.