Saturday, 10 November 2012


Remembering with pride...
Our thoughts go out on this Remembrance weekend to all those who served their country in times of war and for those who paid the ultimate price and did not return. In my family alone, special thoughts to a few brave men whom I did not know but 'found' them whilst tracing my family history.
Horace Bones - Flanders 1916
Morris Bones - Flanders 1917
Charles Bones - Salonika 1918
John Kimber Curtice - Flanders 1917 -
and not forgetting
Great Uncle Fred Dean aged 22 who died on the beach at Salerno in 1943
Age shall not weary them
nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them
For your tomorrow
we gave our today....


  1. What a nice post. I have been lucky enough to be able to visit the graves of all my great-great uncles who dies during WW1. It's very moving to be able to reflect on everything that they experienced at such a young age. Jx

  2. So many names in your family - we were fortunate in that only one of my Great Uncles died on WW1 and my husband's Uncle died in WW2. The others fought but survived.

  3. As Rowan says - so many names. I haven't found any casualties whilst researching my family history, most were miners so in reserved occupation the others that did fight in both world wars survived.

  4. I found members of my own family who died in the world wars when I was researching my family tree. Very sad, but without their sacrifices we would not be living the kind of life we are today.

  5. Hello Patricia:
    What a moving and personal tribute to those who died for our freedom. It is, as you write here, so important to honour them and to respect their ultimate sacrifice.

  6. I always think of my Granddad's cousin who died in the 1st World War, and I discovered through my family history research. Having died young before he had a chance to get married and have a family of his own, he doesn't have many that will think of him personally or the sacrifice he made.
    Sarah x

  7. Lovely words - well said! And I have just been looking at some very familiar pictures of Norfolk below! The Broads are so enjoyable even in November and we are lucky enough to live very near to them. xCathy

  8. So sad. So many young men gone before they really had a chance to live. Glad that you keep them in memory.

  9. Hi there! Being in London I'm behind in my blog reads :) I will catch up as I love your blog! I will be here 12 days... where is it you live?


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