Thursday, 12 October 2017

Ceremony at the Cenotaph

The British Legion have been quietly commemorating the local fallen of the First World War, on the 100th anniversary of their deaths, and last night I happened to be passing when I saw Gareth Ratcliffe, in uniform with the British Legion flag, and a cluster of people by the war memorial. One chap did the "they shall not grow old as we grow old" poem, the Last Post was played on the bugle, and the name of the soldier was read out. This time it was the turn of a Captain in the Sherwood Foresters, who died on 11th October 1917. I couldn't quite catch his name, but he was only 21 years old.

1 comment:

Eric Pugh said...

I have looked him up in the book "To the Fallen" Tim & I composed for Hay British Legion. It turns out he was a Captain Edward Hibbert Binney, died 11th October 1917 age 21. The only problem being that we were completely unable to find any connection of him to Hay or Cusop. His father was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Ilkeston, Derbyshire in 1888. Captain Binney is buried in St. Chad Churchyard, Wynbunbury, Cheshire.
Very confusing. If anyone can clear this up please get in touch.
Eric Pugh