Stories of World War 1

I have just come across the Bible society’s micropage about World War 1, and the stories of faith there are well worth reading. There are some wonderful testimonies of faith there.

I am conscious that as we approach the outbreask of World War 1 we have about 140 names listed on the two war memorials in St Michael’s and St Barnabas. I would love someone to volunteer and put the information there online, and if anyone can share any of the stories behind the names recorded there, I would love to hear from them.

For my part, I have recently been given some information about my grandfather’s own involvement on the Western Front – a story that like so many of his generation he never shared. It tells the story of how a bank clerk from Hereford who enrolled as a private ended up with a temporary commission in the Machine Gun Company and then was invalided out because of an infection caught after he wounded.

We need to remember these stories because they are in a sense part of all of us.

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