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Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #135 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

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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« Reply #134 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

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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Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #133 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

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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« Reply #132 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

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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Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #131 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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Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #130 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

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Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #129 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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Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #128 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

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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« Reply #127 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

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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« Reply #126 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

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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« Reply #125 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

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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« Reply #124 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

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« Reply #123 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

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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« Reply #122 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

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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« Reply #121 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

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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