Comments (3)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:09pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Evil Flanker says...

Bless them all, without whom our lives would be very different.

I salute all the brave men that faught for my freedoms, that I prey no-one may take away.
Bless them all, without whom our lives would be very different. I salute all the brave men that faught for my freedoms, that I prey no-one may take away. Evil Flanker
  • Score: 12

6:31pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

In my house I will be observing the 10.00pm to 11.00pm 'lights out' remembrance tonight. Two of my grandmother's brothers were killed in the first world war:

One with the 1st Monmouthshire regiment at the second battle of Ypres on 8th May 1915. I presume he was literally blown to smithereens, as he has no grave and is, instead, commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.

The second was killed in the battle of the Somme in 1916 - the deadliest day in the history of the British army in which 60,000 British soldiers were killed in one day all for the gain of a few yards of mud.

I would like to think their spirits live on and are watching over us.
In my house I will be observing the 10.00pm to 11.00pm 'lights out' remembrance tonight. Two of my grandmother's brothers were killed in the first world war: One with the 1st Monmouthshire regiment at the second battle of Ypres on 8th May 1915. I presume he was literally blown to smithereens, as he has no grave and is, instead, commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres. The second was killed in the battle of the Somme in 1916 - the deadliest day in the history of the British army in which 60,000 British soldiers were killed in one day all for the gain of a few yards of mud. I would like to think their spirits live on and are watching over us. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 6

6:34pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

It also feels especially poignant because I live in the same house that they were born and brought up in - so the very least I can do is ensure that this house pays respect to their memory tonight.
It also feels especially poignant because I live in the same house that they were born and brought up in - so the very least I can do is ensure that this house pays respect to their memory tonight. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 6

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree