World War 1

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From The Fallen by Laurence Binyon

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

A History Of The Victoria Cross And Its Significance By Donald Abbott, 9th September 2007.

The War Memorial, Kings Langley

REMEMBER
BEFORE GOD
THOSE FROM
THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
1914 – 1918
T. ARCHER
E. E. CROUCH – BAKER
C. C. CHAMBERS
M. CHAMBERS
B. S. COX
J. P. COX
C. F. CRAWLEY
C. W. CURLE
E. J. CURLE
L. DICKINSON
H. H. DOWSE
M. FISHER
C. GODMAN
H. GODMAN
J. HART
F. J. HAWKINS
A. F. HODGES
W. HOOKER
J. HUGHES
W. JELLEY
F. KING
F. J. LOWE
F. MEAD
H. NEARY
J. OLIVER
A. S. PITTS
J. SCOTT
L. SCOTT
E. E. SMITH
S. E. TEBBINGS
H. STEVEN
G. STEVENS
J. E. STEVENS
A. G. TIMBERLAKE
H. E TOMS
H. S. WARREN
W. J. YOUNG
W. R. YOUNG

 

The Battle of the Somme – Candlelit Vigil, July 1st 2016
Read by Revd. David Lawson, All Saints Church
 
We gather today with the jarring images of the waste and ruin of war imprinted on our minds and imaginations, to remember all those who were involved in the Battle of the Somme. We honour the memory of those who inhabited that war-shattered landscape, those who endured the mud and the blood; those who showed great courage and loyalty to comrades at arms; those who saw the unspeakable sight of bodies broken; those whose minds were numbed by the noise of bombardment, and those whose eyes saw the ugliness of disfigured, weeping and frightened faces. For all who were engaged in combat, those who tended the maimed and injured, the fallen, and for those families who still hold the memories of deceased soldiers, we ask for God’s mercy, and for ourselves, the grace to remember.

We will remember.