Monday, 10 November 2008

BBC Memorial Wall

Do you have a relative who served in World War One? The BBC is creating a permanent online memorial wall so that people can post memories about their loved ones, a photograph if there is one, or any information as to where they fought.

I have added my own Grandfather. His story appears in my previous posting.

As far as I am aware, this wall is not limited to British troops.

Please take part if you can, let us remember our loved ones with pride, remember the hell that they went through, the conditions they endured. What better way than a lasting memorial?

BBC - Remembrance - Memorial Wall

At the top right hand side you will see a link to click on to create your own personal remembrance.

I shall be watching the service from the Cenotaph tomorrow morning. The three remaining survivors of The Great War are all hoping to be there if they are able to. The oldest is Henry Allingham at the age of one hundred and twelve years. Then there is Harry Patch, the last of the "tommies" - those that fought in the trenches. I hope they are all well enough and the weather will not make their attendance impossible. I shall be keeping the two minutes silence at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

I salute them all.


  1. In our town they have a war memorial too. Stones are laid out with names of loved ones. It is an honor to remember them, but so sad that so many were lost. 'On Ya'-ma

  2. I didn't realize that there were any vets left from WW1! Amazing! I don't think I had any relatives to serve. My grandfather was in WWII.

  3. im glad to see n nearly every shop jeannette notices saying there will be a 2 minute silence at 11. least we can all do. they gave so much, 2 minutes is little enough of us to give them. take care love mort xx

  4. My granddad was a POW in world war II. He never ever told us about his experience. He was captured at St. Nazaire. Think thats how you spell it. Im proud that my Granddad did his part.Laine xxxx

  5. What a wonderful memorial. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you for the heads up on that Jeannette will pop over later with an entry. Love Joan

  7. Hi Jeanette. Tomorrow is Veteran's Day here. They do deserve to be honored :)....

  8. How honorable of you to remember your ancestor's contribution this way. He'd be very proud.

  9. I imagine your grandfather is smiling knowing you've added his name to the memorial. My grandfathers served in WW2.

  10. That was a wonderful Memorial Jeannette, very moving.

    Pooh Hugs,


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