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100 years – time to remember


  • Author: Anne Cleaver
  • Published: 8th November 2018
  • Categories: Blog, Business, Clanfield

100 years – time to remember

On Sunday 11th November millions of people across our nation and the world will stop to remember the men and women who served in WW1, 100 years ago.  Remembrance Sunday will be our chance to say Thank You to a generation who fought, suffered and endured terrible loss.

 We wear a poppy to remind us of these sacrifices and the money raised is used to support veterans and their families and educate future generations. All our local shops have poppies: give generously if you can - honour the fallen but don’t forget to help the living.  #Thankyou

 There will be services at all our local village centres and because this is a centenary year the turnout is expected to be high so please arrive early. I have listed the names below of those who were from our local area and who fell in battle 100 years ago.

Clanfield Remembrance Service

Clanfield Memorial

Sergeant (Earle) Roy Merritt: died of wounds 12 February 1917, aged 21; remembered at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord.

Private Frank Mark Pearce: died on 8 November 1918, aged 19, three days before the war ended. He is remembered at Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery, Maubeuge, France.

Private Archibald James Jacobs: died 24 October 1918, aged 19; remembered at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

 

Chalton Remembrance Service

Chalton

Major Sir Eustace Clarke Jervoise Bart.

Corporal G Wells

Private N Crouch

Private T Oliver

Private A Shier

Private G Treagus

Private G Tully

Private W H C Wilds

Sir Eustace Clarke Jervoise lived at Idsworth House and served in the Boer War. He served with the Hampshire Regiment and was killed in 1916 at the age of 46.

 Pte W H C Wilds was brought up in Woodcroft near Chalton. At the age of 20 he emigrated to Perth, Australia: he enlisted in the Australian army, posted to Northern France where he was killed in 1918.

 




 





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