In our preparations for the recent Morton Exhibition for the 100th anniversary of WW1 we compiled a book for each soldier that died from the 5 surrounding parishes.
The interesting thing about the Wyer Family is that so many cousins fought and died.
and Wyer Cousins who served in the Great War
we can only imagine the grief that local brothers felt when they lost 7
Children between them in the Great War.
have enlisted, but secretly we can assume that parents and relatives are
fearful for their loved ones, some of whom are still quite young.
waved off their offspring not knowing when they would see them again.
Rippingale, only 2 would return and one of them quite badly injured.
Silver Badge showing that he had fought, done his bit but was now disabled and
unfit for war due to wounds he received.
the “War to End All Wars”
on the Somme 3rd July 1916
near Arras 14th May 1917
near Arras 22nd March 1918
near Ploegsteert 13th April 1918