CWGC Foundation, Lest We Forget 2019

The WW1 Group supported Elizabeth Smith, Public Engagement Officer CWGC, in staging this event at City Hall.  Visitors came from far and wide.  An old boy of St Bede’s, now a Liverpool resident, commented on the resounding success of an impressive day.  A WW1Group member from Barnard Castle brought photographs and documents relating to her father who served with the Ilkley Artillery Battery. She was delighted that treasured family memories were received with such enthusiasm and empathy.  An officer’s compass, and miniature versions of his medals including the Military Cross, were also among the dozens of family objects.

The pictures show:

Lord Mayor Cllr Zafar Ali and WW1 expert examining the Bradford Roll of Honour, a mask worn by tank personnel and various documents plus an officers compass.





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