Remembrance Day Service: Researching Soldiers of the Great War as part of the 100th anniversary of WW1
This is the 100th anniversary of World War One, and we’re approaching the 100th anniversary of Fairlawn Avenue United Church. To honour both, we are asking people to send in their stories of family members or acquaintances who served in WW1. The Remembrance Day service on Nov. 9 will highlight the men and women of WW1. Please join us 10:30 am at Fairlawn for a moving Remembrance Service and afterwards for coffee hour where we will have a special display of WWI photos, memorabilia, and stories from our Fairlawn family.
The Remembrance Day Challenge
I’m sure many of you have photos of soldiers in frames or albums and, as we remember the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, I challenge you to find out more about the person in the photograph. And then, as part of this year’s Remembrance Day service at Fairlawn, we plan to create a display of the photos and stories you uncover. If you need help, more information, or have a photo or story you’d like to share please contact me, Amanda Hancox.
We have provided a document with internet links to get you started finding your relatives who served in The Great War.
Here are a few of the stories to remember the soldiers of WW1
Amanda Hancox’s story:
Lt. Joseph Arnold Rowbottom,
2/6th Manchester Regiment,
Killed September 24, 1917.
When I was a child I spent a lot of time with my grandmother who was a terrific story teller. I especially loved the stories of her childhood and the antics she got up to with her cousins. She was particularly fond of one cousin and kept his photo in a frame by her bed.