11 November 2008

Memorial Update

Well, it would seem that perhaps (probably?) the 13th Essex West ham Pals didn't ever get a Memorial for their Service and Sacrifice after all. So the idea of the Blitz destroying the 'original' may be a red herring.

As they were disbanded in February 1918, before the end of WW1, and all survivors sent to other battalions, they didn't even manage to get a Veterans 'Old Boys' Club together (although I have been told that the Mayor of Newham gave a Dinner for them in 1919).

I think this makes it even more crucial that we endeavour to get one up now!

We have also been given the moral support of the Essex Regiment Museum, for which we are very grateful.


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