Sacrifice and Subsequence

Have you forgotten yet?...

For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,

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But the past is just the same – and War's a bloody game...

Have you forgotten yet?...

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Do you ever stop and ask, 'Is it all going to happen again?'

Extract from Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon, March 1919

 

Growing up hearing stories about WW2 developed my fascination with Remembrance. While talking with other families and veterans, I was able to hear about various conflict experiences, exploring the objects which have been kept and the stories passed on. These objects followed them through their experiences and have their own story to share. Everyone included has had at least one family member involved in a conflict or they themselves have been. Each remembers in their own way.

Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Great Niece of James Crawford of the McCrae's Battalion, killed at the Battle of the Somme in WW1.

Wife of Captain Peter Adams of the Royal Navy, trained others on shore.

Harry Cartmill

Harry Cartmill

Grandson of Alexander Russell of the Royal Scots, fought at the Battle of the Somme in WW1.

Son of Richard and Elizabeth Cartmill both involved in WW2, mother being a nurse.

Sandy Potter

Sandy Potter and Jackson Healy

Nephew and Great Great Nephew of Jim Potter involved in Burma during WW2, Hughie Greenan posted in El Alemein during WW2, Harry Anderson involved in Dunkirk during WW2.

Grandson and Great Great Grandson of John Potter involved in WW1 and Home Guard in WW2.

Son and Great Grandson of Sandy Potter, served in Royal Navy in WW2.

Jackson
Malcolm McCuaig

Malcolm McCuaig

WW2 veteran posted in France and the East.

Kris Paterson

Kris Paterson

Wife of Joe Paterson.

Joe Paterson

Royal Marine posted in Northern Ireland (injured by a Improvised Explosive Device) and Falklands.

Joe Paterson
Ali Stevenson

Ali Stevenson

Daughter to Gerald William Moloney, shot down while serving in the South African Air Force in WW2

Josh Stevenson

Josh Stevenson

Son of Ali Stevenson, injured whilst volunteering as a doctor in Syria a few years ago.