Lest we forget WW1

For as long as anyone at St.Cuthbert’s can remember, names of soldiers who died in combat in the ‘Great Wars’ have been read out on Armistice Day as part of our Church’s  Act of Remembrance.  But what did we know about  these men apart from their names?

A member of the congregation decided to find out a bit more about the 11 men who are listed from WW1. With a lot of research she produced a biography of each man who was killed in the conflict and found a photo of all but one of them. Clare McGhee helped to designed the 11 biographies and they were displayed on perspex silhouettes in church to commemorate the 100th anniversary since the end of WW1. These biographies are can be found on the following links:

Alexander Samuel Coull – 1894 – 1917
Evelyn Francis Gardiner – 1896 – 1916
Frederick Houghton Haden – 1898 – 1917
John Russell Benham – 1895 – 1915
Bernard Silvester Sturrock – 1894 – 1915
Charles Hunt Jardine – 1896 – 1918
Ralph Ruthven Wheatley – 1892 – 1919
Gerald Turner – 1885 – 1915
Sydney Smith – 1880 – 1918
Samuel Grant Mellis-Smith – 1886 – 1917
John Halliburton Mitchell – 1890 – 1917