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jil

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Marking the centenary of WW1
« on: July 14, 2014, 08:33:59 am »
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Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection

Some extra info from Royal British Legion

While looking around the Royal British Legion site I also spotted Every Man Remembered. They want every man and woman who died to be individually commemorated by someone alive today.




Anyone who wishes to make a commemoration may do so on the British Legion site.
 
Caro has opened an 'Old Weather' account with Every Man Remembered so that those editors and transcribers who so wish can remember the dead from "our" ships.
The name 'Old Weather' will appear on the memorial page.
PM Caro or Randi to get the sign-in email and password.
  JJ
« Last Edit: January 03, 2017, 08:32:53 pm by Caro »

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 10:48:13 am »
To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1
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Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection

Some extra info from Royal British Legion

While looking around the Royal British Legion site I also spotted Every Man Remembered. They want every man and woman who died to be individually commemorated by someone alive today.

Thanks for posting this Jill. I have posted a commemoration of my Great Uncle.

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 05:39:37 pm »
Yes, thanks Janet.
I have commemorated my husband's grandfather, died August 1917, in Flanders.

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 07:46:06 pm »
Thanks from me, too.  I had heard about the candle event, though I am slightly worried about having a candle with the cats around.  And if I go for the single light option that really won't be any different from normal.

I've commemorated one of the Mantua's officers on the British Legion site.


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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 11:06:31 pm »
Thanks from me, too.  I had heard about the candle event, though I am slightly worried about having a candle with the cats around.  And if I go for the single light option that really won't be any different from normal.

I've commemorated one of the Mantua's officers on the British Legion site.

If you put the candle in clear glass so the whole flame is inside the glass - especially if there are pebbles or marbles  weighing down the base - and put it in the middle of a table, it should be safe around  cats, so long as they are not left alone with it.  It would be more like a votive candle also.  Put a very small amount of water in it, and it will be easier to get the melted wax out, and less likely to crack that glass with heat.  Something like this:

« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 11:08:16 pm by Janet Jaguar »

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 08:21:00 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion, Janet, but in the meantime I remembered that you can get battery-operated tealights these days and I think one of these would probably be the safest option around my very inquisitive, and in one case distinctly clumsy, cats!

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 08:28:09 pm »
can't argue with that, and they can look nice.

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2014, 02:47:40 pm »
The Imperial War Museum in London will be reopening soon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28322652

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 12:15:30 pm »
Thanks from me, too.  I had heard about the candle event, though I am slightly worried about having a candle with the cats around.  And if I go for the single light option that really won't be any different from normal.

I've commemorated one of the Mantua's officers on the British Legion site.

Good thought Su. I have now commemorated someone from each of the ships that I have edited.

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 02:29:56 pm »
I opened an Old Weather account that anyone can use. PM me for the details if you want to use it.

I used it to commemorate Samuel Cain from HMS Knight Templar.
http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3045849/

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 07:11:13 pm »
I tried to use the "Every man remembered" feature, but gave up after several attempts, as the site was unable to find the name that I submitted on its database.

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Re: To commemorate the entry of the UK into WW1...
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 07:29:21 pm »
I had the same problem with a sailor's name.  Found a different one by simply sticking to just the last name and then expanding search and entering only "served in Navy".  Fewest details seem to create least confusion.
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Re: Marking the centenary of the outbreak of WW1
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2014, 12:43:51 pm »
From HMS Albemarle

I've remembered Commander George Nixon, Able Seaman George Stroud, CPO William Aiken who all died on 7th November 1915 when the ship was struck by heavy seas.

Also John Galbraith from HMS Holyrood who died aboard Albemarle on 20th May 1916 at Murmansk.

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Re: Marking the centenary of the outbreak of WW1
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2014, 04:00:02 pm »
HMS Patuca, Commander Cecil France-Hayhurst.

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/2747584/