Rememberence Day

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    DEBT OF HONOUR REGISTER
    In Memory of

    W T BAY

    Lance Corporal
    5th Bn., Machine Gun Corps

    who died on
    Monday 30 September 1918 .

    THILLOY ROAD CEMETERY, BEAULENCOURT, Pas de Calais, France



    Here are some pics of my great grandfather who perished in the "Fields of Flanders". A proud member of the British Army. He was in the machine gun corps, from a regiment formed in London.

    My cousin visited his grave a few years ago, perhaps the only one of our family to ever do so.

    He met his fate on Sept 30 1918. My grandmother claimed that he had been wounded in action a few days before and died of wounds made worse from exposure and delay being brought to the field hospital.

    The picture of the card, is possibly among the last he sent back home. Probably sums up the feeling for all the soldiers of both armies who had to fight in those wretched trenches.
     

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    Tomorrow (Monday) is a "Day of Rememberence" for all members of all armed
    force in all wars. My father was in WW-I, and I have some of his papers.
    However, I am not blessed with a picture of him. He died in 1935 (I was
    born in 1934) and there are no known pictures of him in existance.

    Treasure those items, sys.... and be proud.

    Charles
     
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    Are there poppies in those fields during the spring?
     
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    thanks for the honor sys keep this close to your heart........
     
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