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The portable communion set seen [above]  was used by Reverend Lumley Green-Wilkinson to administer communion to the members of the 7th and 8th battalion, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps and the 7th and 8th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, when he was Chaplain to the 41st Infantry Brigade in the 14th (Light) Division whilst serving in [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 12th 2016

…and in the morning, we will remember them.

In Flanders Fields
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 [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2016

Henry John “Harry” Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009), dubbed in his later years “the Last Fighting Tommy“, was a British supercentenarian, briefly the oldest man in Europe and the last surviving combat soldier of the First World War from any country. He is known to have fought in the trenches of the Western Front.[1] Patch was the longest surviving combat [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Aug 9th 2016

According to information at the Museum of Lincolnshire lift, tanks are classes as either male or female. Daphne in the previous post is apparently female and the above diagram shows a male tank.
The information at the museum informed that a female tank has five machine guns whereas a male tank has three machine guns and [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 15th 2016

Lincoln was at the forefront of the invention of the ‘tank’, playing a vital role in the development of the fighting machine that changed the face of warfare.*

William Foster & Company  was the pioneer of the tank. It was from the designs and drawings made by William A Tritton, then marketing director of the company [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 14th 2016

Lincoln Victoria Cross hero Charles Sharpe’s trench attack is immortalised in the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

He [Corporal Charles Clarke] captured an enemy trench single-handedly and led a successful assault on another in the German lines near Rouges Bancs in northern France during the Battle of Aubers Ridge in May 1915.
The official citation published in the [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 13th 2016

Wave opened at Lincoln Castle on Thursday 26 May, specially presented by 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of the First World War.
A sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, the sculpture is from the extraordinary installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 2nd 2016

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