WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 27 – In Memory of One Who Fell

On 18th October 1916, exactly one hundred years ago, night had well and truly fallen over the Butte de Warlencourt when Sergeant Frederick Neville Woodger of “D” Coy, 3rd Regiment South African Infantry moved up to the front line, in the newly dug Pearse’s Trench at the base of the Butte. He would not see … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 27 – In Memory of One Who Fell

WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 16 – Thoughts on Armistice Day

On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month ... We Will Remember Them. Courcelette Cemetery - Somme, France - 02/10/2013 I was asked this afternoon what I had thought about during today’s two minutes silence and I said I couldn’t put it into words. But I’ve had a half hour drive … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 16 – Thoughts on Armistice Day

WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 3 – Acts of Remembrance

Two acts, to be precise, both involving flowers. One I suspect most people are already aware of, and involves sculpted flowers, the other involves live flowers and currently hasn’t had much publicity. I’ll start with the poppies at the tower or “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” to give the art installation its proper … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 3 – Acts of Remembrance