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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – Gassed !

 

In September 1919, the children of Kildwick school were each presented with a Peace Medallion, by W.A. Brigg.  The medallion commemorated the signing of the Versailles Agreement, and was one of a number of designs used in different areas of the country

Photographs of this medallion have recently been donated to the project:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The front shows a child receiving a gun from a kneeling soldier and presenting him with laurel leaves.  The child is watched over by an angel holding a dove of peace.

On the rear, the text reads:

Crosshills & Dist.
Peace Celebrations
To commemorate the victorious conclusion of the Great War
and the signing of the peace
June 28th 1919

 

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – Stretcher bearers

 

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – Thoughts of home

 

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – The Volunteer chaplain

 

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – Life in the trenches

 

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – The Farnhill sailors (and one lucky soldier)

 

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – Fathers and Sons

 

The WW1 SB36 Pension Ledgers – showing details of payments made to men who were discharged from the forces on medical grounds and to the next of kin of men who died in service – have recently been digitised and made available.

The biographies of the following 18 Farnhill WW1 Volunteers have been updated with information obtained from these ledgers:

The full set of biographies can be found on the Biographies page.

If you have information that will enable us to further enhance our biographies of any of the 68 Farnhill WW1 Volunteers, please contact us.

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Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets.

Article – No known grave