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Remembrance100

Remembrance100

On 4 August 1918, the fourth anniversary of the declaration of war, King George V and Queen Mary joined members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords for a special service at the Church of Saint Margaret, Westminster. The King had asked that 4 August 1918 should be observed as a National Day of Prayer: 100 days later the war ended.

On 4 August 2018 churches across the country, across the spectrum of denominations, started 100 days of prayer, peace and reconciliation. We are calling this Remembrance 100

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Harold Wild – Shot down by Blue Max

Harold Wild – Shot down by Blue Max

Second Lt Harold Wild served in 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force. He lived on Tile Street, Fernhill.

On the 16th June 1918 he was shot down by Karl Bolle who commanded the Jasta 2 squadron. Karl was a ‘Blue Max’ and had studied at Oxford.

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Corporal Arthur Openshaw Siddell Smith

Corporal Arthur Openshaw Siddell Smith

Corporal Arthur Smith served in ‘D’ Battery, 23rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

He died of his wounds on 9th June 1918.

He was just 21 years old.

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Lance Corp John Smith

Lance Corp John Smith

In memory of Lance Corporal John Smith who died 21st April 1917, aged just 26. He left a wife and 2 children.

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We shall remember them

We shall remember them

We remember that during the 1st World War, 123 men from the congregations of St John’s and St Mark’s churches in Bury gave their lives for their country.

A truly shocking number.

5 of these took place in one month, March 1918,

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