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Memorial to Private John Parr Sept 2019

Memorial Ceremony for Private John Henry Parr

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We were very lucky to part of a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a 'Tommy Silhouette' in memory of Private John Henry Parr, the first British soldier killed in action during the First World War on the 21st August 1914. 

 

Edez wrote and narrated her own poem at the ceremony;

 

In A Battlefield

 

A gun shot fired

The sky was smoking

Stampedes of men emerged from the trenches

Shouts echoed through the trenches

Bullets sprayed across the field

Any surroundings destroyed

Those men had the hearts of lions

And sacrificed their lives for ours

We will, forever, remember them.

 

Edez also got chance to sit in the mayor's car!

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