Poem 'Lest we forget' by A.N. Cole
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|Title||Poem 'Lest we forget' by A.N. Cole|
|Notes||Poem, 'Lest we forget'. Opening lines: 'SHALL we ever forget when the boys marched away, | To fight for their King and their home,...'|
Written by Abraham N. Cole who was the uncle of Charles W. Carr, and whose sons Reginald and Norman died during the war.
Private 1844 Reginald William Cole, 'C' Coy., 5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment, killed in action 12th May 1915, aged 22. The son of Abraham Noden Cole and Minnie Rosetta Cole, of 12, Clarence Square, Cheltenham. Born at Skenfrith, he is buried in Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery.
Lance Corporal 10406 Norman Frank Ewart Cole, 5th Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, killed in action 15th September 1916, aged 23. His is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Part of large collection of photos and memorabilia relating to Charles Woodward Carr, 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment - kept by Mrs Gill Porter and Mr Tony Carr of their father.
|Creation place||Cleeve Hill, Gloucestershire|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Tony Carr|