Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Thames (NZ): WWI 4 October 1917 100 Year Commemorations

A previous post highlighted the month of October 1917, that changed the lives of so many Thamesites. The month when at least twenty-two men lost their lives in the 'Great War.'
On this day (4 October 1917), one hundred years ago, nine young men lost their lives.

Today those men are remembered outside the Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, Mary Street, Thames. There are nine crosses laid out to remember the following men:

4/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; BRENAN Errol Lyndon12/2920; Corporal 1st Batt AIR 
4/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; ELLIS Edwin George25992; 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Batt AIR 
4/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; GOODWIN Ernest Henry30785; Private 1st Batt AIR 
4/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; JAMIESON Ernest Harold Albert42112; Private 1st Batt AIR 
4/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; OWENS Samuel James21318; Private 2nd Batt AIR 
4/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; POLAND Hugh Francis10659; Gunner 15th Batt NZEF 1st Bde
4/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; SCOTT Victor Richard Stanley10275; Lieutenant 2nd Batt AIR 
4/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; SHERLOCK Alfred Charles34447; Private 1st Batt AIR 
4/10/1917 In the Field, Belgium; THAYER Henry Robert42425; Lance Corporal  1st Batt AIR 



We are often overwhelmed by the numbers of men who fought, were injured and those that died during World War One. Mark has compiled a very special video about his Great Uncle Alf Sherlock who died this day in 1917. (Click link below to view)
Source: Thames Museum

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