Tuesday 20 September 2016

More work at Stithians - we find a Remembrance Day date for a ceremony

Back to Stithians to meet up with Rhiannon Stevenson, our Duke of Edinburgh volunteer who has been doing some research on a local war grave. Joseph Martin died on 5 December 1917 from his wounds at Bagthorpe Military Hospital in Nottingham. He was only 22.
It's a sad story as his parents, John and Mary Martin, lost another son in infancy (the grave notes this).
Fr Simon Bone, team vicar, comes to meet us and we make arrangements for a short ceremony on Friday 11 November at 430pm. Rhiannon is going to write a poem and Fr Simon knows an organist who will play if we choose hymns. Very much appreciate such a great response to Rhiannon's idea.

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