Gnr WILFRED ANKER, in from the cold?

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Post by Stanley » 20 Nov 2014, 04:31

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Post by PanBiker » 16 Dec 2014, 16:29

I have just come back from visiting my Mum and Dad and Dan down at Ghyll.

Good news is that Wifred finally has his headstone. Was losing the light a little and had to take the photo on my phone so sorry if it's not the best.

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Andy, your temporary cross to mark the plot has been left in position.
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Post by Travis » 16 Dec 2014, 18:29

I'm a very happy Chappie!, it was about tens years ago when I first started looking for him and now he is "In from the Cold"

I'll pop down to see him tomorrow and take his temporary cross home.

My Thanks to all made this little act of Remembrance possible.

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Post by Thomo » 17 Dec 2014, 10:16

Oddly enough, I was thinking about that just before 6 this morning. And what a relief it is to see that they have put his full Christian name on there. A satisfactory end to a long and successful story.
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Post by Thomo » 17 Dec 2014, 14:45

I have sent a thank you message to CPGW for this, and will send one to the CWGC tomorrow. Just in is a Christmas mail from the Imperial War Museum thanking us for our input in respect of their work. I will add to this by saying thank you to all of you who have shown your interest and support here and elsewhere. Have a Happy Christmas and a trouble free New Year.

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Post by Thomo » 13 Jan 2015, 14:24

I have sent a copy of the photo and the full story to Will Cook at the BET, it should be published next week. I have also asked that if any readers are descendants of Wilfred, they can get in touch and find out more.
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Post by Thomo » 24 Jan 2015, 10:17

This in response to the BET article:-

Marvellous Peter, he laid there alone all that time and now all of Lancashire will know of him. I reckon that is a result!

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Post by Thomo » 22 Nov 2015, 12:49

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that another Man from this Town, who's only known recognition is on our Town Memorial is now recognised by CWGC and will soon be added to the Tyne Cot Memorial, Stirling work by Mr. John Richardson of Threshfield and the website CPGW has led to this, and I believe that Private Ernest Jowett of the London Regiment, son of Squire Jowett of 14 South Avenue Barnoldswick who was killed on the 26th of October 1917 deserves this. It also brings the total of local Men on Tyne Cot to 26, the next highest being 23 at Thiepval.
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Post by Nolic » 23 Nov 2015, 07:22

Well done to you both. Nolic
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