Hello, thank you for dropping in. I am so please that you have because I have some lovely news to share with you today.
In November last year I shared with you the story of Joseph Garside, a young man who was shot in the spine at the Battle of the Ancre in November 1916, discharged from the Royal Navy in August 1917 because of his injuries and died in June 1918 - you can read the post here. As he was no longer a member of the armed forces when he died, his name was not recorded on any war memorial until last year, when a new memorial was unveiled by the Duke of Kent at Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey.
Well, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has made a beautiful headstone of Portland stone for Joe, just like those you see in its war cemeteries, and three weeks ago it was installed at his grave in St James' Church in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne.
We will remember them.
See you soon.
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x