Tag Archives: First World War

Officer’s distinguished service on Western and Home fronts

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: The physical and psychological sacrifices made by all those who served, including those who survived the horrors of trench warfare, are important to recall, writes DAVID MORGAN As we outlined in last week’s column about how … Continue reading

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Names on Addiscombe war memorial; the real lives sacrificed

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: Last year, while at an Addiscombe church on Remembrance Day, on hearing the roll call of the fallen, one of the congregation decided to find out more about those named. This is part of what STEPHANIE … Continue reading

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Brothers in arms: Polhill family’s second sad wartime sacrifice

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: What is often chilling about the Roll of Honour at Croydon Minster is how the same family name recurs. In the second instalment of this latest research, DAVID MORGAN tells of the loss of a second … Continue reading

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Wartime tragedy that devastated one Croydon family

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: Records at Croydon Minster and beyond reveal many stories of service and sacrifice. Ahead of Remembrance Day, in the first of a series of articles, DAVID MORGAN unravels the tragic history of one Croydon family in … Continue reading

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Keep the home fires burning: WWI exhibit extended to April

And some said it would be over by Christmas… The acclaimed Remembering 1916 exhibition at Whitgift School, which was due to close yesterday, has had its run extended until April 2017. Since the exhibit, comprising of hundreds of artefacts from … Continue reading

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100 years on from the start of the Somme: We remember them

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World War I Centenary Concert, Ruskin House, Nov 2

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Norwood Society to look at local stories of the Great War

The next meeting of the Norwood Society, being staged next Thursday, September 18, will look at “Researching Upper Norwood’s glorious dead of the Great War”. Jerry Green will talk about the local people who died in the war, their backgrounds … Continue reading

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World War I memorial service, Coulsdon Memorial Park, Aug 24

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August 4 – A hundred years on: Croydon remembers

Hundreds of local people in communities across the borough, have been attending services and wreath-laying ceremonies at churches and war memorials yesterday and today, the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War. In Old Coulsdon, after a service … Continue reading

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Attention! CODA brings Morpurgo’s war drama to the stage

Metal Monkey Theatre, in association with the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association (CODA), is staging a production of Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning First World War story, Private Peaceful, at the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre in Carshalton this month. Over the course … Continue reading

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