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Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #102 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

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 #101 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

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 #100 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

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 #99 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

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 #98 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

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« Reply #97 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

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 #96 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

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 #95 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

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 #94 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

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 #93 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

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 #92 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

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 #91 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

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 #90 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

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 #89 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

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 #88 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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