Monday, 19 September 2016

War graves at home - the forgotten dead

In the afternoon - it's a grey afternoon after all and it seems to fit the mood - we discover some war graves in local churchyards. There's one in Nancegollan - a soldier who died at home from the effects of mustard gas. And another in Stithians Chapel: Pte Pascoe was laid to rest without a marker. But at least his name is on the memorial outside the chapel and the granite monument in the centre of the village.
We're working with local Duke of Edinburgh volunteer Rhiannon Stevenson on a ceremony this Remembrance Day to remember Stithians war dead.
But there are so many other graves.... We are wondering whether to create a pack to circulate to other churches to suggest that they do something similar.