Friday, November 11, 2016

Forever Grateful

At the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918, the First World War came to end. This is the day we remember all those who fought..and who died so we can enjoy the freedom we have now.

My Dad did his duty as a fireman in the RAF. 

My brother served in Northern Ireland and Iraq with the RAF.

My great uncle paid the ultimate price
Battery Sergeant Major Edwin Hampson..Royal Artillery (24th Siege Bty.) 
was killed 14 April 1917 aged  42
His final resting place is in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, 
Pas de Calais, France

His name is engraved on the Remembrance Wall
in St Marys Church, in the village where my family lives

His name on his parents gravestone is now faded
But the gratitude for his service and sacrifice will never diminish

Love and Eternal Gratitude
Phoebe x


  1. What a nice post Phoebe. I too appreciate those who served and those who gave all.

  2. AMEN! Thanks to all who have served and are serving...especially those who gave limb and life.