Tribute to the young men who lost their lives at Ypres

FRODSHAM’S World War 1 Commemoration Working Group is paying tribute to the young men of Frodsham who lost their lives in the third battle of Ypres – also known as Passchendaele – in 1917 by erecting a Cascade of Poppies and telling their stories.

William Atherton, Arthur Berrington, Charles Brown, Peter Burkhill, Sam Fletcher, John Thomas Forster, Thomas Hunt, Thomas Knight, Isaac Lawless, William Edwin Lowe, Wilfred Lloyd and Henry Stokes answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.Their stories will be on display with the Poppy Cascade at Frodsham Community Centrev until Tuesday October 24.

Working Group member Pammi Taylor said: “We thank Paul Smith, health centre business manager for taking such good care of the Cascade after its display at the health centre last year; Paul Morris, the Town Council facilities manager for transporting it to the Community Centre; and Frodsham Community Association for facilitating the display.

“ In addition to this small exhibition, we are screening the film ‘Passchendaele’ at St Laurence Church on Wednesday October 4 and invite people to come along, see the film and enjoy light refreshments – all for free.  Following this, we will be at Frodsham Library on Saturday October 21 from 12 noon till 4pm, when people can bring in WW1-related documents, photographs and artifacts for scanning and photographing for preservation.  The afternoon will include a presentation by Paul Knight.  He is a Major in the Army Reserve and author of books on the Great War.”
For further details, contact Pammi on 01928 731932.

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