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Title: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 24, 2014, 09:00:05 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park is officially launched today - on the 100th Anniversary of the first Marple Man Fred Atkinson's officially recorded date of death.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and Fred's information card has been added this morning. Cards about the remaining 140 men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site, where a new section relating to WWI has been added today:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline



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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on December 20, 2014, 06:34:32 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Fred Riley, the second man from Marple to be killed during WWI. Fred's actual date of death is uncertain because he was a prisoner of war but it is official recorded as 100 years ago today.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Fred Riley's has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on February 09, 2015, 06:46:44 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Robert Edward Speakman, the third man from Marple to die during WWI. Despite being a very fit young man Robert died 100 years ago today of pneumonia brought on by exposure after only 34 days in the army.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Robert Speakman has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on February 26, 2015, 06:26:28 AM
A card featuring the following photographs will be added to the Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park today.

The photos were taken during WWI in Marple 100 Years Ago today and tomorrow.

Brabyns Military Hospital:
Miss Fanny Hudson sits in the midst of her army of nurses at Brabyns Military Hospital on 26 February 1915.

During WWI Brabyns Hall became an Auxiliary Hospital and Convalescent Home, part of the Western General Hospital, and Miss Hudson acted as Matron.

She also had constructed in Marple Bridge a wooden hall, later used by Compstall Co-Op as a meeting hall, to provide somewhere for the soldiers to have recreational activities.

A number of photos survive from this time showing various groups of wounded soldiers, always with Miss Hudson in the centre.

Source: Brabyns Hall & Park by Peter Bardsley & Ann Hearle (Marple Local History Society)

The images are conveniently dated on the original glass negatives so we know they were taken exactly 100 years ago.

Marple Defence Corps:
The image of Marple’s Defence Corps was taken by the same photographer and dated the following day in the same hand.

The men are photographed with their rifles next to some railway lines but we’re not certain exactly where.

Kathleen Isherwood mentions watching the “Defence Corps of Marple, Romiley and Compstall drilling in the Park” in her 1915 diary. We’re not sure which park it was as Marple and Brabyns were both privately owned at that time.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 06, 2015, 05:45:36 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Robert Ashton, the fourth man from Marple to die during WWI. Although Robert's official date of death is 6 March 1915, local WWI author Andy Cook believes the action in which he was killed took place on 6 May 1915 and the official date is in error, as there was no fighting on 6 March.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Robert Ashton has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 05, 2015, 06:43:02 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Joseph McDermott, the fifth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Joe’s family paid £12 10s for his body to be transported home for the first ever Military Funeral seen in Marple, which was organised on a grand scale. The roads from Marple down to St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church were lined with people to watch Marple Band, Marple Boy Scouts, injured soldiers from Brabyns Hall and local soldiers home on “furlong” escort Joe’s body.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Joe McDermott has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 07, 2015, 07:07:28 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with details of some rather different casualties of World War I this morning.

100 years ago today the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine, claiming the lives of a young Marple family of four and many others civilians. The Booth-Jones family lived at Prospect House, Strines, before moving to London as the family antiques business prospered. They were returning from a combined business trip and holiday in the USA.   

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about the Booth-Jones family's fate has now been added.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 09, 2015, 07:01:48 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Frank Bradshaw-Isherwood, the sixth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Frank was possibly the most well-known of Marple's men to fall during the war but his rank and position didn't protect him from a similar fate to many others. A career soldier since the age of 22, Frank had been in the army for 23 years and was a veteran of many overseas campaigns. Frank's body was never found and his wife Kathleen used her influence to get his name added to the Menin Gate. 

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Frank Bradshaw-Isherwood has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 13, 2015, 07:12:24 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Geoffrey Hamilton Bagshawe, the seventh man from Marple to die during WWI.

Despite the surname, Geoffrey was a member of the Carver family, being the son of Ernest and grandson of Thomas. Geoffrey’s family owned 9 acres of land around Hollins House and when it was offered for use as a War Memorial Park his father Ernest donated 4½ acres and asked 1 penny per square yard for the remainder.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Geoffrey Hamilton Bagshawe has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 18, 2015, 06:43:30 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about John Eustace, the eighth man from Marple to die during WWI.

John from Hawk Green had already seen 8 years of service and was called up as a reserve at the start of the war while he was working as a chauffeur. He was badly wounded in the face on 2nd May and had also received a bayonet wound to the arm. He suffered for 16 days and although his wife was able to see him before he died, she never found out exactly how he'd received his wounds (he was probably unable to speak) and he passed away while she was out of the room.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about John Eustace has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 24, 2015, 08:53:09 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Arthur Rhodes, the ninth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Arthur was probably the first Marple man to volunteer and much was written about him in the local papers of the time. It's worth reading the book Remembered to learn more about his escapades, and it's hard to do justice on a small A5 card to the amount of information that was published.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Arthur Rhodes has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 04, 2015, 06:20:33 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about William Emerson Ward, the tenth man from Marple to die during WWI.

At only 18, Willie was Marple's youngest casualty of the war so far. He was killed after being separated from his best mate, who was wounded in the same fighting.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about William Ward has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 07, 2015, 06:50:31 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Oswald Armitage Carver, the eleventh man from Marple to die during WWI.

The second grandson of Thomas Carver to give his life for his country, Oswald died of wounds received on 4 June 100 years ago today.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Oswald Armitage Carver has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 10, 2015, 06:19:28 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Edmund Turner Young, the twelfth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Although this has been posted on the date that the official records say Edmund was killed (10 June), the 127th Brigade was in reserve at that time and evidence shows that he took part in a big advance on 4 June 1915 and was killed in the early hours of the next morning. This means that Edmund actually lost his life in more or less the same action as Willie Ward and Oswald Carver.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Edmund Turner Young has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 20, 2015, 05:21:02 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Joseph Ardern, the thirteenth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Joe, who was only 19 when he was killed, looks just a boy in this photo with his proud parents Richard and Hannah. All Saints' Church can be made out in the background and the photo must have been taken somewhere off Hibbert Lane when it was still largely open fields.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Joe Ardern has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 4-5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 04, 2015, 06:45:06 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Charles Slater, the fourteenth man from Marple to die during WWI.

A young man with his life in front of him, Charles was concerned about being wounded in the face and spoiling his good looks. So it's ironic that after several near misses on his way to the front he would die of rifle wounds to his face and neck once he arrived in the trenches. Charles was 19 years old and worked at the Goyt Mill before enlisting.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Charles Slater has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 4-5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 08, 2015, 06:52:55 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Arthur Hayes, the fifteenth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Arthur was seriously wounded during the same fighting on 4 June 1915 that claimed the lives of Oswald Carver and Willie Ward but somehow hung on until 8 July, 100 years ago today, before finally succumbing to his wounds.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Arthur Hayes has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 4-5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on August 07, 2015, 07:39:29 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Carlos Bates, the sixteenth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Carlos was one of only two Marple men to survive unscathed the fighting on 4th June that killed or wounded seven others (Killed in Action: Arthur Hayes, Edmund Young, Willie Ward, Died of wounds: Oswald Carver. Wounded: Arthur Stott, Norman Ward, Eric Waine. Survived uninjured: Douglas Ward.)

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Carlos Bates has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 4-5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on September 25, 2015, 05:50:20 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Jack Hardy, the seventeenth man linked with Marple to die during WWI.

Jack was born in Kensington, Middlesex, and enlisted in Oxford. In August 1914 he married Francis Goodall, daughter of the vicar of St. Thomas's in High Lane, and found his way onto the Marple war memorial and the one at High Lane as a result of this link.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Jack Hardy has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 4-5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 02, 2015, 05:59:56 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Walter Fletcher, the eighteenth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Walter signed up at the first recruitment meeting held at Marple’s Trinity Chapel in November 1914. Others who signed up at the same time included brother-in-law Joe Bennett and friends Joe Ardern, William Leigh and Joe Burrell. None of them survived the war.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Walter Fletcher has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 4-5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 18, 2015, 06:04:18 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Walter Flint, the nineteenth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Walter was a native of Glossop but moved to New Mills with his family before the war. His wife Annie was from Marple and moved back to be with her family shortly before Walter's death. They had 3 children. Annie later married George Longden, a Marple soldier who survived the war.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Walter Flint has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 4-5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 01, 2015, 06:36:46 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Sidney John Brocklehurst, the twentieth man from Marple to die during WWI.

Lt. Brockebank from Oakfield on Arkwright Road was killed in the trenches 100 years ago today. In the same month his only brother George Bowden Brocklehurst left for the front. Imagine how their parents must have felt about this.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Sidney Brocklehurst has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 4-5 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 14, 2015, 06:34:32 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Frank Bradwell, the twenty-first man from Marple to die during WWI.

Frank was the last of 8 Marple men to die in Gallipoli and the last man of 1915 too. The timeline is all quiet for Marple until February next year now.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Frank Bradwell has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on February 14, 2016, 07:07:42 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about George Bowden Brocklehurst.

George was the first man from Marple to die in 1916 and the twenty-second during WWI so far.

The Brocklehurst family were also the first from Marple to suffer the loss of two sons, brother Sidney having been killed in November 1915 in the same month that George departed for France.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about George Bowden Brocklehurst now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 02, 2016, 09:00:12 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about George Phillips.

George, his brother Benjamin and brother-in-law Arthur Lovelock had emigrated to Canada but came home to join up on the outbreak of war. Sadly only Arthur survived the conflict.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about George Phillips has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 11, 2016, 06:09:36 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Leonard Austin.

Charles and Mary Austin of 55 Church Lane had 3 fine sons, Leonard, William and Holden. Only Holden survived the war after being invalided out of the army as a result of wounds received in action.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Len Austin has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 18, 2016, 06:46:39 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Harry Frost.

27 year old Harry worked at the Goyt Mill before enlisting with the Manchester Pals. he was married to Annie and they lived at 3 Shepley Lane. Harry's comrades wrote to Mrs Frost after his death “hoping it would be a great help to her to know that Harry died doing his duty for King and Country”.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Harry Frost has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 28, 2016, 07:32:58 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Malcolm Henry Young.

Malcolm was the younger brother of Edmund Turner Young, killed in Gallipoli in June 1915. His death meant that Mrs Young had now lost two out of three sons to the war.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Malcolm Young has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 01, 2016, 06:02:33 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Stanley Proctor and Horace Platt.

100 years ago today was the blackest day in British military history – The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. The attack was preceded by a weeklong artillery bombardment and British troops who “went over the top” on the morning of 1st July 1916 expected it to be a walkover. This was not the case and there were 58,000 British casualties on the first day, one third of them killed. Two of those were Marple men Stanley and Horace.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information cards about Stanley Proctor and Horace Platt have now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 03, 2016, 07:50:46 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Fred Lloyd.

22 year old Fred lived at Chapel Fields and worked at the Goyt Mill as a Spinner before the war. On 3rd July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme he suffered terrible wounds to his right leg and although he was brought out of no mans land by his comrades, he died of his wounds later that day.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Fred Lloyd has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 08, 2016, 07:02:28 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Arthur John Farmer.

Arthur lived at Werneth View on Carr Brow, High Lane and left a widow, Alice, and four children. According to the 1911 census they were Reginald Charles Coulson age 9 (step son born Manchester), Arthur Thomas age 5 son, Alice Eugenia age 3 daughter. 5 years or so later when Arthur was killed they would have been around 15, 10 and 8 respectively with a younger brother or sister too. (Thank you to Marple Local History Society for providing this extra information).

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Arthur John Farmer has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 10, 2016, 02:03:29 PM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about James Leslie Howard.

James was articled to Messrs. Bramhall and Smith, architects, of Canon Street, Manchester, and completed his articles with the firm in December 1914.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about James Howard has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 13, 2016, 06:50:06 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Frank Hargreaves.

Frank worked as a Surveyor on the Hudson's Brabyns Estate, and also for Compstall UDC and Disley RDC. He enlisted in August 1914, the day after war broke out.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Frank Hargreaves has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 15, 2016, 06:47:00 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Raymond Walter and Edward Wareham Fowler.

Both men were killed in action fighting for the village of Ovillers on the Somme. They both have no known grave and are commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to 72,000 men missing during the Battle of the Somme.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information cards about Raymond Walter and Edward W. Fowler have now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 16, 2016, 05:48:28 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about John Henry Seller Fielding.

John (far left in the photo) was a Hawk Green lad and joined up with five others. There's not much information about what he did before the war but he was only 23 years old and already wedded to Dorothy and living in Heaton Norris. He's remembered in a number of places including the Carver Recreation Club Roll of Honour.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about John Fielding has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 25, 2016, 06:27:08 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about William Kent Taylor.

At 43, William was one of our older casualties of WWI. He could have stayed in England as a Drill Sergeant but had wanted to "go out and do something". As it turned out he died of disease leaving a wife, four daughters and three sons to mourn their loss.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about William Taylor has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 28, 2016, 05:53:55 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Frederick Joseph Thelwall.

Fred died of wounds after just 3 days on the Somme. He left a wife of only 6 weeks and a mother who never recovered from the fact that they parted on bad terms.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Fred Thelwall has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on August 14, 2016, 06:32:44 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Joseph Bennett.

Joe Bennett battled on until August 1916 before finally secumbing to pneumonia relating to wounds he received in October 1915 during the Battle of Loos. After leaving him in hospital in Wales on a Friday due to a decline in his health his wife received a telegram on the following Monday evening asking her to return urgently. Sadly she was unable to make it in time to see him alive again.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Joe Bennett has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on August 21, 2016, 06:11:14 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Basil Armitage Carver.

Shortly before his twentieth birthday Lt. Basil Carver was killed while trying to save his men who had been overcome by gas when they were working in a tunnel laying a mine. Basil succumbed to the toxic fumes himself while trying to help them.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Basil Carver has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: Dave on August 21, 2016, 06:25:47 PM
Perhaps the most remarkable of all these wonderful tributes so far, in that Basil Carver was still a teenager when he give his life in this extraordinary act of heroism.  Amazing, moving and thought-provoking.
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on August 29, 2016, 06:54:17 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Ernest Henry Trust.

There doesn't seem to be much detail known about Ernest and his life in Marple but there are a couple of great photos, one from his time in service and the other as a younger lad a few years earlier in what looks like a Boys Brigade uniform.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Ernest Trust has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3-4 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on September 25, 2016, 06:22:26 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Joseph Burrell and Arthur Hoole.

Both men are recorded as being killed in action fighting on the Somme 100 years ago today. Their bodies were never found and they are commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to 72,000 men missing during the Battle of the Somme.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and information cards about Joseph Burrell and Arthur Hoole have now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3+ years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 14, 2016, 06:10:56 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Dennis Hall.

Gunner Hall was born in Busgworth but later lived with his mother at Holly Cottage on Cross Lane and worked at the Goyt Mill. At 23 years of age he died of malaria at Salonika while on service in Greece.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Dennis Hall has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3+ years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 21, 2016, 06:25:08 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Edward Mycock.

Edward worked as a Chauffeur for Doctor Hibbert before entering the army. He joined up in March 1916 and went out to France on 16 September. He entered the trenches on 19th October and soon after joined in a charge against the enemy and was never seen again. He would have been 21 years of age the following month.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Edward Mycock has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 3+ years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 04, 2016, 06:54:55 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Bernard Harold Hartley.

Bernard's was the last death of 1916 for Marple.

From a newspaper report at the time: TRIBUTE TO A HERO: - A faculty has been obtained for the placing of a marble tablet in All Saints' Church, Marple, in honour of the memory of Lieutenant Bernard H. Hartley, killed in action in France, only son of Mrs. Hartley of Stockport Road, Marple. It is being placed there by his mother, who is the worthy mother of a noble son, who was a soldier and a gentleman.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Bernard Hartley has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2+ years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on January 25, 2017, 05:53:26 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Joseph Holland.

Joe's was the first death of 1917 for Marple, things having been "quiet" since November. By the end of 1916 45 of 141 had been lost, not quite a third of the final total.

Joseph was not from the area but settled in High Lane after marrying a local girl, Florence. After the war Florence moved to live in the USA and was hopefully able to start a new life.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Joseph Holland has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on January 29, 2017, 06:21:27 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Samuel Platt.

Spare a thought for Samuel's mother, Sarah. Her husband was killed in a car accident near their home not long before 24 year old Samuel was taken from her. Just over one year later she would loose her other son Thomas to the war too, leaving her completely alone in the world.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Samuel Platt has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 01, 2017, 06:34:55 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about George Frederick Taylor.

The harsh winter of 1916/17 did for George, who was admitted to hospital suffering from bronchitis after succumbing to the weather, described as "frosty with a thaw setting in". Within days this had developed into a fatal case of pneumonia.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about George Taylor has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 02, 2017, 06:17:50 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Clarance Byrom.

Sadly no photograph of Clarance (that's how it's spelt on the War Memorial) who died of his wounds while a prisoner of war and was buried with full military honours behind the German lines.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Clarance Byrom has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 23, 2017, 06:48:54 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Edward Yarwood.

Edward and his family had been associated with the Forge Smithy for generations. He left a wife and two young children, a boy and a girl.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Edward Yarwood has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: amazon on March 23, 2017, 12:14:11 PM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Edward Yarwood.

Edward and his family had been associated with the Forge Smithy for generations. He left a wife and two young children, a boy and a girl.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Edward Yarwood has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

Is Castle Brow Lowerfold? If so it's the same row were I live.
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 23, 2017, 03:54:15 PM
Is Castle Brow Lowerfold? If so it's the same row were I live.

I've not been able to figure out where Goyt Bank or Castle Brow are from on-line maps but you'd think it was close to the River and / or the Windsor Castle in that Lowerfold area.

In the newspaper article of the time it mentions Goyt Brook rather than Bank. Have you seen the name Goyt Bank or Brook anywhere?
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: amazon on March 23, 2017, 08:20:04 PM
I've not been able to figure out where Goyt Bank or Castle Brow are from on-line maps but you'd think it was close to the River and / or the Windsor Castle in that Lowerfold area.

In the newspaper article of the time it mentions Goyt Brook rather than Bank. Have you seen the name Goyt Bank or Brook anywhere?
 
Yes it's on the row of houses were I live. There's a stone plaque on the wall above no 5 Goyt Bank Lowerfold. A few of the houses around hear have name plates on them. I will take photo and send to you.
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 25, 2017, 06:03:39 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about John William Hallam.

Sadly, apart from the fact that he was born in High Lane, very little in known about John Hallam's life before the war and there is no known photograph.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about John Hallam has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
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Post by: admin on March 26, 2017, 06:58:26 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Stanley Ridgeway.

Poor Stanley tried to get into the army in November 1914 but was rejected because his chest measurement was too small. He threw himself into his activities in the Sea Scouts and managed to build himself up enough to be accepted into a Manchester Pal's Battalion in October 1915.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Stanley Ridgeway has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
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Post by: admin on March 31, 2017, 06:18:01 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Leonard Robinson.

Marple born Leonard had moved to Australia several years before the war but joined up to fight and did both countries proud at Pozieres in France. 

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Leonard Robinson has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
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Post by: admin on April 04, 2017, 05:54:53 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about James Duxbury.

James entered the war with the British Expeditionary Force in August 1914, aged around 19, and survived the fiercest of battles on the Western Front without a scratch until he was wounded in late 1916.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about James Duxbury has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
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Post by: admin on April 11, 2017, 06:36:22 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about George Fielding.

Quite often the men seem older than their reported age in the photos of the time but this haunting picture of George has the appearance of someone far younger than his 20 years.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about George Fielding has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
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Post by: admin on April 15, 2017, 07:04:02 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Albert Ferns.

This time a High Lane man who worked at the Strines Printworks before going to war for his country.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Albert Ferns has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 20, 2017, 01:22:23 PM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Alfred Sutton and George (James) Walter Miller.

Both men were killed during the same action on 23 April 1917, Alf in the morning and James in the evening. There is some personal information known about Alf but sadly not James, who also seems to have suffered having the wrong name recorded on both Marple and High Lane memorials. As the card explains, the circumstances leading to this are not known.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and information cards about Alfred Sutton and James Miller have now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 26, 2017, 05:39:00 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about John Tefft.

John was with another Marple man, William Austin, when he was killed. William wrote home to John's father about his death before official news came through but he refused to accept it.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about John Tefft has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 29, 2017, 06:07:38 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about John Brown.

John signed up because his younger brother Sam was already putting his life on the line. Sam ended up loosing his brother and also his best friend Edward Mycock, who lived next door, before being invalided out himself.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about John Brown has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 30, 2017, 07:07:19 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Thomas Bennett.

Thomas was wounded around the 14th April 1917 and eventually died on 30th, leaving a young wife and a very young son.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Thomas Bennett has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 04, 2017, 06:21:43 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Harold Cooper.

Harold was originally from Hyde, where his father, Wright Cooper, owned a coal merchants. When Wright retired he bought a house and farm for Harold at Lomber Hey (currently the Scotch produce Centre) and was looking forward to spending the remainder of his time in peace and quiet with Harold on hand to help him if required.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Harold Cooper has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 07, 2017, 06:51:16 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Burt Morris.

"A gentle, merry boy, very kind to his grandmother, sisters and father, and a favourite with everyone who knew him". Must have been a great loss to his widowed father and three sisters.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Burt Morris has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 13, 2017, 05:20:02 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about John William Hallworth.

John was one of four brothers in the war and the first to be killed. Sadly he was not the last and by the end two more would be killed and only one left. Imagine that.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about John William Hallworth has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 18, 2017, 05:49:10 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Harold Carver Barlow.

The fourth member of the Carver family to give up his life for King and Country, Harold was the 53rd victim of the notorious Baron Von Richthofen (The Red Baron).

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Harold Carver Barlow has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 18, 2017, 12:31:19 PM
There is more information about the death of Harold Carver Barlow on the Marple Local History Society web site here:

http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/stories-of-people/277-victim-of-the-red-baron.html

And even a photo of an aeroplane from the same squadron with "Marple" on the engine cowl (although I don't think it's the one he was killed in).

Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 19, 2017, 05:54:58 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Charles Robert Hadfield Orford.

Charles came from a very privileged background. His father was a successful solicitor and they lived in a large house that was once where High Lane Library stands today.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Charles Robert Hadfield Orford has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 27, 2017, 05:33:31 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Joseph Bell.

Joseph was well known in Marple and for miles around, and much sympathy was felt for his widow and little boy in their irreparable loss.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Joseph Bell has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 29, 2017, 06:07:33 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Charles Forth.

Charles's mother died unexpectedly in 1914, no doubt this and the death of Charles had a devastating effect on his father Henry, who died shortly after. So brother Eric was the only family member to survive the war.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Charles Forth has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 31, 2017, 06:37:06 AM
The first day of The Third Battle of Ypres, also know as The Battle of Passchendaele, was Marple's blackest day of WWI. Six Marple men were killed and one, mortally wounded, would die the following day. Here is a composite image of the six cards for James W Hayes, Fred Hopwood, Bertram Smith, John T Booth, Robert C Dixon and Harold M Burton added to the time-line in the park for 31 July 1917.

Four of the six men were never found.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGCrdRmVoAAQpk_.jpg)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 31, 2017, 08:19:32 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Joseph Booth.

Joseph was mortally wounded on the first day of The Third Battle of Ypres but hung on until the early hours of the following day.

He lived with his mother at no. 2 Dooley Lane, the cottage with the pram outside in the image below.

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/streetscenes/picture_20.jpg)

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about Joseph Booth has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on August 03, 2017, 06:26:45 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about James Everatt Sharples.

Despite assurances to James's family from his CO that his chums knew where he had been laid to rest, Private Sharples' grave has never been found. This is not unusual for Passchendaele and the vast majority of the remains of soldiers killed in battle on this front were to be lost in the quagmire created by the weather and shellfire.

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information card about James Everatt Sharples has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on August 16, 2017, 06:26:31 AM
The Third Battle of Ypres continued to take its toll on the young men of Marple and the 16th August saw another three Marple men fall victim to The Battle of Passchendaele.

Here is a composite image of the three cards for Joseph Hague, Robert Clifford Dawson and William Arthur Stott added to the time-line in the park for 16 August 1917.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20690155_1896988113900231_9120880319512850218_o.jpg?oh=4fcac4e476fc7a54f2abbf5f27b0e054&oe=59ED889A)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on September 21, 2017, 06:41:27 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Lt-Col. Cyril Benton Johnson and Pte. David Totterdell.

These two Marple men from very different backgrounds and circumstances both died on 21 September 1917. Much was written about Cyril, whose prowess and sporting ability the papers of the time waxed lyrical, but almost nothing is known about David and what kind of man he was, or the torment that he appears to have gone through prior to his death in the Union Workhouse. 

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information cards about Cyril Benton Johnson and David Totterdell have now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
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Post by: admin on October 06, 2017, 06:02:09 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Ernest Bennett D.C.M.

Ernest won his D.C.M. "For gallantry on 17th and 18th April 1915, near Ypres, in repairing wires and endeavouring to establish visual signalling under heavy fire." He was doing much the same 100 years ago today when he met his demise. 

The display is fixed to the railings in front of Hollins House in the park. It starts on the far left with an A4 poster explaining what's happening and an information cards about Ernest Bennett D.C.M. has now been added. Cards about the remaining men will be added progressively over the next 2 years on the 100th Anniversaries of their recorded dates of death.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 22, 2017, 06:19:34 AM
As Passchendaele continued its heavy toll on Marple and the rest of the country at this time in 1917, Friends of Memorial Park's WWI Timeline display in the park has been updated with information about William Austin, Joe Braddock and Ernest Greenhalgh, all three being killed 100 years ago today.

The bodies of William (brother of Leonard killed in 1916) and Ernest were never found and for some time the families must have clung to hope that they would turn up as prisoners of war.

Joe Braddock was a Boy Scout before signing up and in 2007 his 1915 Boy Scout's Note Book and Diary came into my possession. There are no great revelations or insights from Joe, just brief notes about football results, scouting and the like, but the whole thing is an interesting snapshot of the times. Some of the snippets of advice to scouts on each page may raise an eyebrow today though!

Here's a link to Joe's Diary for those who may be interested. (http://www.marple-uk.com/joe-braddock-diary-web.pdf)  The file is quite large (approx 32Mb)

You can read more about the timeline on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 25, 2017, 06:30:58 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Samuel Thelwall.

Newspaper reports of the time gave slight hope Sam may have been taken prisoner but after going missing on 24th October he was never seen again.

Now go back and read brother Fred’s card from 28 July 1916 and imagine how Mrs Thelwall must have felt after this latest news.

(Here's a link back to brother Fred's card: http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=5874.msg42277#msg42277 (http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=5874.msg42277#msg42277))

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 26, 2017, 05:59:41 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about John Edward Jack.

Edward's family lived in Marple but he moved to Birmingham before signing up. So he wasn't as well known locally as his brother, 2nd Lt. Stanley Jack, who survived the war and lived in Marple until his old age.

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 09, 2017, 06:24:14 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park will be updated with information about Colin Barton this morning. Colin was killed 100 years ago on Monday but unfortunately I didn't notice until last night that his page in the book Remembered is out of sequence after Ben Philips, whose date is 20 November. Apologies for this.

Colin worked at the Marple Co-Op before enlisting and lived with his wife Harriet on Queens Street. Colin miraculously escaped injury on one occasion when he was holding an officer's horse and a shell burst nearby killing the horse and eight men. Sadly that kind of luck doesn't hold forever!

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: amazon on November 09, 2017, 02:30:25 PM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park will be updated with information about Colin Barton this morning. Colin was killed 100 years ago on Monday but unfortunately I didn't notice until last night that his page in the book Remembered is out of sequence after Ben Philips, whose date is 20 November. Apologies for this.

Colin worked at the Marple Co-Op before enlisting and lived with his wife Harriet on Queens Street. Colin miraculously escaped injury on one occasion when he was holding an officer's horse and a shell burst nearby killing the horse and eight men. Sadly that kind of luck doesn't hold forever!

You can read more about this on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)
had a look at the timeline yesterday on passing through the park so many now.
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 20, 2017, 06:46:18 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Benjamin Phillips.

Ben, his brother George and their brother-in-law Arthur Lovelock emigrated to Canada but when war was declared, on 4 August 1914, the men decided to return to Britain to join up and enlist into the Cheshire Regiment. George seems to have come back almost immediately but Ben didn't enlist until around November 1916. By then, George had already been killed.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on December 04, 2017, 05:46:38 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Joseph J Duddy.

Joe had been a prisoner of war for 3 years and 4 months before dying in the hands of the Germans on 4th December 1917.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on December 09, 2017, 11:55:27 AM
Read how local lady Ruth Hargreaves found a family link she didn't know of after reading about Ernest Bennett D.C.M, who was added to the timeline in October:

http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/stories-of-people/328-a-family-face.html

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on December 12, 2017, 06:58:05 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Frank Allen.

Sadly Frank's parents received the news of their son's death on Christmas Day morning 1917.

Frank was the last of the 46 Marple casualties (on Marple War Memorial) in 1917, bringing the total so far to 91. All will be quiet on the timeline now until 25 January 2018.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on January 25, 2018, 04:45:18 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Thomas Wray.

Thomas was the first to fall in 1918, the final year of the war but not the final year of Marple's losses, which continued until late 1919.

As the timeline has been so well received Friends of the Park are looking at the possibility of making the display more permanent in 2018.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 08, 2018, 09:09:33 AM
I'm delighted to report that thanks to funding of £1,000 awarded by Marple Area Committee last night Friends of the Park will be able to turn the WWI Timeline in the park into a permanent display.

The group will be working with HB Printing to create new aluminium di-bond panels in time for this year's Remembrance, marking the end of WWI, in November this year.

Here are some mock-ups of the first half of the panels:

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 21, 2018, 06:46:11 AM
The time-line has been quiet since January but with the start of the Spring Offensive 100 years ago today it's about to become horrendous!

Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Ernest Bradbury.

Ernest came home over Christmas and married Miss Harriet Bennett, a girl from Stockport. She would become a widow before the end of March, when Ernest was killed with 445 other members of the Royal Field Artillery on the first day of the German Spring Offensive.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 22, 2018, 05:54:41 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Charles Henry Ingham and William Herbert Chaney.

Sapper Ingham was a well know vocalist from Marple Bridge and an ancestor of the Ingham family who helped to found Marple Band. Rifleman Chaney was a groom for Frank Barlow JP, of Woodville Hall and joined up with his two brothers in in 1915. He left a widow, Nellie, and a 4 year-old son living in Hawk Green.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 23, 2018, 06:29:13 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Harry Sylvester and Alec Morgan.

Although Harry Sylvester was killed on 23 March 1918 this was not confirmed until 12 months later, so he was recorded as missing for a whole year and his body was never found.  Alec Morgan, a former chauffeur in civilian life, was a driver attached to a Field Ambulance Unit and was killed with six others when the advanced dressing station he was located at was shelled.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 27, 2018, 05:24:07 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about John Stanhope Collings-Wells V.C. D.S.O.

Lieutenant-Colonel John Stanhope Collings-Wells VC DSO (19 July 1880 – 27 March 1918) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

There isn't space to do justice to Collings-Wells' achievements on the time-line card and a read of the 5 pages dedicated to him in the book "Remembered" is recommended. It out of print but still available in Marple's Heritage Library. The pages about JS Collings-Wells have also been available on The Marple Website since 1999 and have been migrated to the new site this morning: https://www.marple.website/local-history/js-collings-wells-vc-dso.html (https://www.marple.website/local-history/js-collings-wells-vc-dso.html)

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 28, 2018, 05:51:07 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Thomas Hallworth and Alan Norbury.

Thomas was the youngest of four Hallworth brothers (John William, Herbert, Harry and Thomas) who all fought for their country. Sadly, only Harry returned. Imagine loosing 3 out of 4 sons. Alan was reported missing in the spring of 1918 and it was hoped he'd been taken prisoner. When the armistice was signed and all prisoners of war returned, Alan was not amongst them. As a result a letter was sent to his family in 1919 stating that he was officially presumed killed between 21st and 28th March 1918.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 30, 2018, 05:14:00 PM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Allan Broom.

A quiet, steady youth, Allan had the goodwill and esteem of everyone who knew him. If he'd lived until 5th April he would have reached his 20th birthday.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on March 31, 2018, 05:23:45 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Thomas Platt.

Thomas's mother lost her husband in a car accident and both her sons to the war, Samuel in January 1917 and Thomas today. Imagine that!

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 01, 2018, 06:00:55 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Fred Gardiner.

Fred met and fell in love with Ellen Taylor while working on her father's farm on the Lyme estate. They were married in May 1917 but never got to celebrate their first anniversary.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 02, 2018, 06:33:35 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Donald McLaine.

Donald lived at Tower Croft and his family were "well-to-do" but it didn't save them from grief. He was cousin to Arthur Rhodes and his sister married Kenneth Sinclair. All 3 lost their lives to the war.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 05, 2018, 05:45:34 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Thomas George Ferguson Warner M.M.

Having won the Military Medal in January, only days before he was killed by shell-fire Sgt. Warner was strongly recommended for further honours for rescuing a wounded comrade under fire.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 09, 2018, 06:01:24 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about William Goddard.

William had been a farm worker all his life, and never slept a night away from home before entering the army. He was born in Chinley, but had been at High Lane over 30 years.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 10, 2018, 06:44:05 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Walter Bailey Hopwood.

Although brother Fred is officially recorded as being killed in action on 31st July 1917 he was still recorded as "missing" at the time Mrs Hopwood learned that her other son Walter had been killed in France on 10th April 1918.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 15, 2018, 06:15:56 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Richard Yarwood.

Richard was listed as “Missing” and it was June 1919 before the War Office confirmed to his anxious parents that he was presumed to have been killed on 15 April 1918.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 18, 2018, 06:24:16 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Josiah Bennett.

It's thought that Josiah was killed instantly, literally blow to bits, when his gun was hit by shellfire. A pal later reported that they could find no trace of him.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 25, 2018, 06:01:19 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Donald Harlow Budenberg.

Following the war the families of men who were buried in military graves were allowed to have a personal message engraved on the headstone. Mrs and Mrs Budenberg chose a phrase they thought best described their 21 year-old son: "A Very Gentle Perfect Knight".
 
You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on April 30, 2018, 05:41:27 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Egbert Mackereth.

Egbert is commemorated on Marple and High Lane War Memorials and is known to have lived for a period at Windlehurst but otherwise little is know of his life in the Marple area.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 04, 2018, 11:34:26 AM
Friends of the Park are very pleased to have installed the first permanent panel on the Marple WWI Timeline this morning.

A big thank you to HB Printing, who are producing the panels for us, and to Marple Area Committee, who have funded the new display.

There will be 6 panels in all depicting the 141 men killed during WWI on the memorial.

Proofs have been approved on panels 2 to 4 and cards for the 5th panel are being prepared. These panels will be installed as soon as practical once printed.

The final panel will remain temporary with men being added on the 100th anniversary of their death until 1st November. In November the final permanent panel will be installed with all the remaining men on it, including the 8 who died after Armistice, so that all 141 men are commemorated for Remembrance Sunday 2018.

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 15, 2018, 03:45:01 PM
3 more of the permanent Timeline panels have been installed today.

One of these includes an acknowledgement to Marple Area Committee, who provided £1,000 to pay for the displays.

HB Printing are doing a wonderful job of turning our plans into reality too!

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 17, 2018, 06:30:55 AM
Yesterday two small permanent panels featuring Fanny Hudson and her staff at Brabyns Military Hospital, Marple Defence Corps and the story of the family originating from Marple who were lost on the Lusitania were added to the WWI Time-line:

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 20, 2018, 06:00:07 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Norman Sharples.

Norman was convalescing in a military hospital in Etaples following an injury to his foot but was killed during a bombing campaign that claimed 182 lives and wounded 643 others.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on May 27, 2018, 05:25:45 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Oswald Neale.

Oswald was born in Mellor in around 1899 but moved with his family to Church Street, Marple, a couple of years later. He worked at the Goyt Mill before enlisting in April 1917.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on June 07, 2018, 05:06:41 PM
The penultimate permanent timeline panel has been installed in the park today.

The remaining men will be added individually on their 100th anniversaries until 1st November 2018, when all the remaining men will be added in time for Remembrance 2018.

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 08, 2018, 07:04:53 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about John James Archer.

John (Jack) was one of three Archer brothers all in the war. Robert was badly wounded in the back and head, Harry got through it.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on July 09, 2018, 07:17:12 AM
Over the weekend Friends of the Park had a dry run fitting 141 knitted poppies on the war memorial handrails - one for each man remembered from WWI.

These will be back in November for Remembrance 2018. Didn't they look great!

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on August 14, 2018, 05:49:31 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about William Cooper.

William's father, also called William, served in the army during the war too. It is believed that William Senior survived.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on August 26, 2018, 06:12:57 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about William Duxbury.

Almost nothing is known about William's connection to Marple. Regimental records indicate that he was born in Mellor and his home was in Hyde and there may be a family connection to James Duxbury (died 4 April 1917).

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on August 27, 2018, 05:58:51 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Herbert Adshead and Stanley Warburton.

21 year-old Herbert lived on Lockside and worked at the Hollins Mill before joining up. 24 year-old Stanley was the son of George Warburton, who farmed at Etchells Farm in Torkington. Both men were killed in the same attack at Ligny-Thilloy in France. 

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on September 01, 2018, 06:28:23 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Herbert Hallworth.

Herbert was one of four Marple brothers and the third to be killed. Only Harry, who was badly wounded, would survive the war.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on September 02, 2018, 06:18:26 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Harold Cooke and Norman Greaves.

Harold from Hollins Terrace and Norman from Hawk Green were both just 19 years of age when killed on the same day.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on September 06, 2018, 05:05:16 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Sydney Willshaw.

Sydney was due home on leave and his mother was excited to receive a telegram, expecting it to say when he would be back. Sadly it bore the news that he was seriously wounded.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on September 15, 2018, 06:34:35 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Richard Speakman.

Richard was in the war from the winter of 1914/15. he married Edith after the war began and she was left a widow with a young daughter when he was killed.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on September 19, 2018, 05:26:59 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Walter George Woodcock.

Walter joined up in September 1914. He suffered from Malaria 21 times and was very ill for a long time but nevertheless was killed in action after 4 years of service.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on September 30, 2018, 06:25:56 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about James Kershaw.

James joined up as soon as he was 18 because his brother was serving, he died aged 19.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 08, 2018, 05:58:50 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Raymond Pickford M.M.

Raymond's Military Medal must have been small compensation to Mrs Pickford for the loss of two sons in just two weeks.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 12, 2018, 06:12:24 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Kenneth Sinclair.

Married around a year earlier, Kenneth's death left his sweetheart Beatrice a premature widow with a 10 week-old son.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 13, 2018, 06:05:24 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Arthur Matthias Tomlinson.

20 year-old Arthur was lost during the final British advance along with 62 others missing from his Battalion. Nothing is known about how he met his fate.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 20, 2018, 05:20:16 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Granville Taylor and Wilfred Greenwood.

Granville Taylor was the village postman and there is hardly anyone more widely mourned as everyone in Marple knew him. Despite a severe attack of pneumonia in 1917 Wilfred was accepted for service and then sent to Egypt - perhaps the worst place for anyone susceptible to poor health - and died of Typhoid with only weeks to go until the end of the war.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 25, 2018, 06:47:27 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Fred Pickford.

Fred's brother Raymond was killed two weeks earlier but it's not known if Fred would have heard the news before he was killed himself.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on October 29, 2018, 06:31:06 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about Frank Taylor Dawson.

Frank's father ran a shop at 29 Market Street for many years (where the dry-cleaning shop is today). Frank worked there as a boy, so was well known.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 01, 2018, 07:00:53 AM
Friends of Marple Memorial Park's WWI Timeline Tribute display in the park has been updated with information about James Garfield Fernley.

The news of James's death came to his family amidst rejoicing over the Germans signing the armistice. He left a widow and 3 young children.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 01, 2018, 04:33:28 PM
Marple's WWI Timeline display is now complete.

The final permanent timeline panel has been installed today and now all 141 men listed on the Marple War Memorial are on there in time for Remembrance.

The 8 men whose 100th anniversaries have not yet been reached are also now featured. Thy will continue to be announced via the web site and social media on their 100th anniversaries until the last man in November 1919.

There is one more small panel explaining the display and acknowledging information sources to be added, hopefully next week.

It was great to see dozens of children from Mellor school using the timeline to complete their "Who Was I?" cards when we arrived to install the panel with HB Printing.

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 03, 2018, 06:40:06 AM
The story of Marple's World War I Timeline

The full story of Marple's WWI Timeline in Marple Memorial Park has been published on the main site this morning:

https://www.marple.website/community-projects/marples-wwi-timeline.html (https://www.marple.website/community-projects/marples-wwi-timeline.html)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 07, 2018, 03:39:49 PM
Timeline acknowledgement panel installed

Today a small panel was installed on the Marple WWI Timeline to explain the background to the display and acknowledge information sources.

The project is now complete except for announcing 100th anniversaries of the last 8 men when they fall.

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on November 28, 2018, 05:11:01 AM
100 years ago today Henry Woodhouse became the 134th Marple man to die during WWI.

Henry's card was added to the timeline in the park on 1st November, so that it was displayed for Remembrance 2018.

Henry's parents ran a confectionery shop on Stockport Road. They received a telegram saying that he was seriously ill in hospital in France and no one could be allowed to see him. On 28th November Henry succumbed to influenza and pneumonia while still in France.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on December 01, 2018, 07:31:43 AM
100 years ago today William Dean became the 135th Marple man to die during WWI.

William's card was added to the timeline in the park on 1st November, so that it was displayed for Remembrance 2018.

William was the subject of a false alarm when his death was reported in 1914, probably caused by the death of his cousin. He defied this false alarm until 3 weeks after the war ended, probably dying of influenza or possibly an accident.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on December 03, 2018, 06:04:05 AM
100 years ago today Benjamin Miller became the 136th Marple man to die during WWI.

Benjamin began his education at Albert Day School but then won a scholarship to attend Stockport Secondary School. He died of pneumonia following influenza while on military duty at Worksop and a promising career as an Electrical Engineer was cut short at the age of 18. The similarities between the photos of Ben and Arthur Tomlinson (KIA 13 October 1918) are remarkable.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on December 09, 2018, 05:31:36 AM
100 years ago today William Leigh became the 137th Marple man to die during WWI.

William's card was added to the timeline in the park on 1st November, so that it was displayed for Remembrance 2018.

William wrote home "I should have been at home now if I had not gone to hospital. It is not much to worry about. I may still manage yet for Christmas." But that was not to be and he died of pneumonia shortly after with nobody being allowed to visit him.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on January 09, 2019, 07:01:29 AM
100 years ago today Roland Mather became the 138th Marple man to die during WWI.

Roland's card was added to the timeline in the park on 1st November, so that it was displayed for Remembrance 2018.

Roland worked at a chemists on Market Street but the war was still in progress when he became 18 and he was conscripted into the army. He was undergoing army training in Ireland but was taken ill in October 1918. This was reported to be nephritis brought on by exposure. He was still in hospital when he died nearly three months later.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on February 07, 2019, 05:39:28 AM
100 years ago today William Barnes became the 139th Marple man to die as a result of WWI.

William's card was added to the timeline in the park on 1st November, so that it was displayed for Remembrance 2018.

William was one of the first to enlist from Marple, on 4th September 1914. He took part in every great offensive on the Western Front and was wounded in the side in 1917. he recovered from this and was back in France when he was severely wounded in the head on 3 November 1918. After a lengthy recovery period he seemed to be getting better but then deteriorated again. His parents never left his side during the final few days and he slipped away from them on 7 February 1919, aged 24.

You can read more about the display on the Friends of the Park web site in the WWI Heritage section:

http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/wwi-heritage.html)

You can also follow the Timeline on Twitter https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI (https://twitter.com/MarpleWWI) and on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline (https://www.facebook.com/marplewwitimeline)

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Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: My login is Henrietta on February 15, 2019, 02:51:19 PM
"The Forgotten Casualties".

Just as a matter of interest, were there any Marple women serving as nurses, ambulance drivers, etc., overseas? And were any of them killed or injured either on land or in hospital ships, which the German Navy considered fair game - eg "Britannic" the first hospital ship to be sunk by enemy action. Allied hospital ships were clearly marked wth either the Red Cross or Red Crescent depending on which theatre they were serving.

And there were also women killed and injured in munitions factory disasters such as the one in Ashton under Lyne in 1917. Were any of them Marple "girls"?

The men seem to be getting all the attention......






Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: amazon on February 15, 2019, 04:53:26 PM
"The Forgotten Casualties".

Just as a matter of interest, were there any Marple women serving as nurses, ambulance drivers, etc., overseas? And were any of them killed or injured either on land or in hospital ships, which the German Navy considered fair game - eg "Britannic" the first hospital ship to be sunk by enemy action. Allied hospital ships were clearly marked wth either the Red Cross or Red Crescent depending on which theatre they were serving.

And there were also women killed and injured in munitions factory disasters such as the one in Ashton under Lyne in 1917. Were any of them Marple "girls"?

The men seem to be getting all the attention......
Good comment .
Title: Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
Post by: admin on February 15, 2019, 06:31:28 PM
"The Forgotten Casualties".

Just as a matter of interest, were there any Marple women serving as nurses, ambulance drivers, etc., overseas? And were any of them killed or injured either on land or in hospital ships, which the German Navy considered fair game - eg "Britannic" the first hospital ship to be sunk by enemy action. Allied hospital ships were clearly marked wth either the Red Cross or Red Crescent depending on which theatre they were serving.

And there were also women killed and injured in munitions factory disasters such as the one in Ashton under Lyne in 1917. Were any of them Marple "girls"?

The men seem to be getting all the attention......

This thread and the timeline in the park are specifically about the 141 men named on the war memorial in the park. Having said that, I'm not aware of any women from Marple who served overseas or were killed as a result of the conflict. If there were any it would be great to have the details.

Gertrude Powicke is believed to be the only woman commemorated on any memorial in the Borough of Stockport. Her name is inscribed on those at Heaton Moor and the town's art gallery. read more here: http://www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk/soldier.php?name_id=2068 and here: http://www.ww1.manchester.ac.uk/gertrude-powicke/

The timeline does feature a panel about Fanny Hudson and her work to turn Brabyns Hall into a Military Hospital:

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