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11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:40 am
by Snowhite
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.


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A poem in remembrance of our war dead....
Why are they selling poppies Mummy, selling poppies in town today .
The poppies child , are flowers of love For the men who marched away .
But why have they chosen a poppy Mummy, Why not a beautiful rose .
Because my child men fought and died In the fields where poppies grow .
But why are the poppies so red Mummy ,
Why are the poppies so red, Red is the colour of blood my child
The blood that our soldiers shed .
The heart of the poppy is black Mummy Why does it have to be black .
Black my child is the symbol of grief for the men who never came back .
But why Mummy are you cry'ing, So your tears are given you pain .
My tears are my fears for you my child
For the world is forgetting again .


Remembering my Great Uncle William Byrne,died on the 24th May 1915,Ypres WW1


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"Lest we forget" dnc2

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:46 am
by Snowhite
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Another 1,000 horses sent!

Commandeered for active service,
transported far and wide.
No time for readjustment
to battle side by side.

The sound of shells exploding,
a smell of death so near.
To witness mass destruction
with a look of total fear.

Another 1,000 horses sent!

Wading through the quagmire
loaded to the hilt.
Pulling weight a plenty
moving at full tilt.

Sickness now that ugly shroud,
exhaustion setting in,
exposure from the elements
ripping at the skin.

Another 1,000 horses sent!

Charging at the razor wire,
cutting to the core.
Equine corpses by the road,
just adding to the gore.

Gassed by poison substance,
debility and lame,
sawdust in the foodstuff,
but no one there to blame.

Another 1,000 horses sent!

Shell shocked and so frightened,
battle wounds galore,
vets tend to the obvious
but still there’s so much more.

Man and horse now parted,
death has been no friend.
Equine warriors one and all,
until the bitter end.

Another 1,000 horses sent!

A million hapless horses,
perished in that war.
We honour every one of them
and what they all stood for!

Our four legged warriors!


This poem is written by Teresa Harrison-Best and is about the horses who were commandeered for active service during Word War I

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:49 am
by Toss
Well said and done Snowey. wuu

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:16 pm
by grammer
Thanks for posting Snowy

LEST WE FORGET!

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:06 pm
by Jemser
Remembering my Great Uncle, Baron Claude Allen Blowers, KIA Ypres 8th May 1915.
Lest we forget.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:25 pm
by Denis Cromie
The Mother's brother Edward (Ned) Traynor,died Flanders,29th June 1915.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:45 pm
by Snowhite
Jemser don't know if you have these already.

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Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:56 pm
by Snowhite
Denis Cromie wrote:The Mother's brother Edward (Ned) Traynor,died Flanders,29th June 1915.



Denis looked him up and got this ?? dontknow Is it the same man ?

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

Edward Traynor



Birth Place:
Kingstown, Co. Dublin

Residence:
Kingstown

Death Date:
29 Jun 1915

Death Place:
Gallipoli

Enlistment Place:
Dublin

Rank:
Private

Regiment:
Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Battalion:
1st Battalion

Regimental Number:
8362

Type of Casualty:
Killed in action

Theatre of War:
Balkan Theatre

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:07 pm
by Rocker
Fabulous Snowy,

Is that an Ancestry site where you got those??

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:17 pm
by Snowhite
Yes Rocker, it's been free all this week for WW1 records, closes tonight at Midnight. ;)

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:18 pm
by Zirco
Snowhite wrote: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.


Remembering my Great Uncle William Byrne,died on the 24th May 1915,Ypres WW1

"Lest we forget" dnc2



Amen Snowhite.....those young men, their sacrifice, it's right and proper to remember them on this day.
LEST WE FORGET.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:28 pm
by Strum
I just watched Nationwide there, very good, school trips to Belgium. You may be interested in this site which was mentioned in the programme. Some excellent research here by Students.

http://www.myadoptedsoldier.com/

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:32 pm
by Snowhite
I watched part one of it on Monday and forgot about it tonight :( will watch it later on the player. ;)

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:53 pm
by Denis Cromie
Snowhite wrote:
Denis Cromie wrote:The Mother's brother Edward (Ned) Traynor,died Flanders,29th June 1915.



Denis looked him up and got this ?? dontknow Is it the same man ?

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

Edward Traynor



Birth Place:
Kingstown, Co. Dublin

Residence:
Kingstown

Death Date:
29 Jun 1915

Death Place:
Gallipoli

Enlistment Place:
Dublin

Rank:
Private

Regiment:
Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Battalion:
1st Battalion

Regimental Number:
8362

Type of Casualty:
Killed in action

Theatre of War:
Balkan Theatre


Thanks Snowhite. I would think so. That was his Dublin Fusiliers Regimental number and he was listed as killed on that date.When I looked it up about a year ago I'm sure it said Flanders but then I could have taken in down wrongly.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:11 pm
by Helium
Snowhite wrote: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.


Image



A poem in remembrance of our war dead....
Why are they selling poppies Mummy, selling poppies in town today .
The poppies child , are flowers of love For the men who marched away .




But why have they chosen a poppy Mummy, Why not a beautiful rose .
Because my child men fought and died In the fields where poppies grow .
But why are the poppies so red Mummy ,
Why are the poppies so red, Red is the colour of blood my child
The blood that our soldiers shed .
The heart of the poppy is black Mummy Why does it have to be black .
Black my child is the symbol of grief for the men who never came back .
But why Mummy are you cry'ing, So your tears are given you pain .
My tears are my fears for you my child
For the world is forgetting again .


Remembering my Great Uncle William Byrne,died on the 24th May 1915,Ypres WW1


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"Lest we forget" dnc2



Well done Snow White we should all remember their courage.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:15 pm
by Helium
Jemser wrote:Remembering my Great Uncle, Baron Claude Allen Blowers, KIA Ypres 8th May 1915.
Lest we forget.



Jemser I remember my parents talking about Frankie Blowers the singer. Is this the same family ? :?:

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:32 pm
by Snowhite
Denis Cromie wrote:
Snowhite wrote:
Denis Cromie wrote:The Mother's brother Edward (Ned) Traynor,died Flanders,29th June 1915.



Denis looked him up and got this ?? dontknow Is it the same man ?

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

Edward Traynor



Birth Place:
Kingstown, Co. Dublin

Residence:
Kingstown

Death Date:
29 Jun 1915

Death Place:
Gallipoli

Enlistment Place:
Dublin

Rank:
Private

Regiment:
Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Battalion:
1st Battalion

Regimental Number:
8362

Type of Casualty:
Killed in action

Theatre of War:
Balkan Theatre


Thanks Snowhite. I would think so. That was his Dublin Fusiliers Regimental number and he was listed as killed on that date.When I looked it up about a year ago I'm sure it said Flanders but then I could have taken in down wrongly.




The only other thing I could find for him was this,

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards

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Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:48 am
by Jemser
Helium wrote:
Jemser wrote:Remembering my Great Uncle, Baron Claude Allen Blowers, KIA Ypres 8th May 1915.
Lest we forget.



Jemser I remember my parents talking about Frankie Blowers the singer. Is this the same family ? :?:
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The very same family Helium. Frankie was my uncle, there are a few things about him on this site. Baron was Frankie's uncle, my great uncle.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:56 am
by grammer
Rocker wrote:Fabulous Snowy,

Is that an Ancestry site where you got those??


Boys and girls I did tell you all.

posting.php?mode=edit&f=95&p=139588

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:58 am
by Rocker
You did grammer, you did. But, were we listening???

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:53 pm
by Denis Cromie
Thanks again Snowhite,you're a whizz.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:17 am
by Helium
Jemser wrote:
Helium wrote:
Jemser wrote:Remembering my Great Uncle, Baron Claude Allen Blowers, KIA Ypres 8th May 1915.
Lest we forget.



Jemser I remember my parents talking about Frankie Blowers the singer. Is this the same family ? :?:
k

The very same family Helium. Frankie was my uncle, there are a few things about him on this site. Baron was Frankie's uncle, my great uncle.


Thanks Jemser, very brave men all those years ago and never given the honour here that they should have received.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:28 pm
by Toby
The Army never gave anyone recognition for services in the war whether they were Brits/Irish/Indian/ African/Caribbean/Aus/Kiwi, something spooky though was last year when they they had the " river of blood " poppies around the Tower of London lots of people from all nations pinned/ tied photos of distant relies who fought in ww1 and the railings were cleared every night due to the amount of peeps doing that, I went up there and stuck photos on the railings of the Dunphy 5 ( my relies) three weeks later my wife went to the tower with some girl friends and they were still there, when she text me the photo I was well proud and make no apologies for that, crazy that the world is still at war but what can you do

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:39 pm
by Rocker
Toby,

I thought that poppies "river of blood" was spooky too but, very poignant. There was never any talk in our house about the number of relations who were in the British Army in the First World War as we know it was a closed subject after 1922. I am delighted to have found out so much about their service and it is all thanks to the British War Office, Kew records, the Commonwealth Graves Commission etc who put all records at our disposal.

That was a lovely idea of yours to put the photos of your relatives at the Tower.The fact that they survived so long is remarkable. Well done Toby wuu wuu

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:22 pm
by Sinead
A friend has been successful in getting two tickets (out of a total of 500) to the
Somme commeration next year, he says he will proudly wear his grandfather's
medals as he is accompanied by his son.

Sinéad