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Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #75 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.


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Re: Marple WWI Timeline display in Marple Memorial Park
« Reply #74 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

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 #73 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.



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

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 #72 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.

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« Reply #71 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

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 #70 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

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 #69 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

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 #68 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).

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« Reply #67 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

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 #66 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

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 #65 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

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 #64 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

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 #63 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

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 #62 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

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 #61 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

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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