Thornley Book of Remembrance (MISSING)
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- Glass Glass
- Other Other
- Paper Paper
- Timber Timber (any)
- First World War (1914-1918)
- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Northern Ireland
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Front of the case-PRESENTED BY R.N. & H, BREWSTER OF THORNLEY, 1961; Front cover of the book- BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE/+/1914-1919 1939-1945; Front fly leaf-This Book of Remembrance and the base/to contain it were given by Mr and Mrs Roland/N. Brewster to be kept in the Parish Church for the/Thornley British Legion, so that the names of the/Fallen can be read there from at the annual Service of/Remembrance/These gifts were presented to the Vicar, the/Reverend Philip G Mold, B.D., by Dr Alexander P. Gray,/President of Thornley British Legion, at a special Service/on Sunday November 5th, 1961. After the Unveiling, /performed by Mr William Bovill, former Secretary of/Thornley British Legion, they were blessed and dedicated by the Vicar./Others taking part in the Service were/the Reverend Gordon Johnson, Methodist Minister, and/ Captain Audrey Mason, of the Salvation Army. The/ organ was played by Miss Maureen Stark, and the/ Last Post sounded by Bandmaster Edward G.J. Kitto and /Mr Harry Hood, of the Thornley Colliery Silver Band. The/Legion Standards were carried by Mr and Mrs Robert/Slater. Representatives of the Thornley, Wheatley Hill,/ Ludworth, Cassop, Coxhoe and Trimdon British Legion/ Branches were present./ The business arrangements were carried out by/Thomas H.Holder and the Vicar./Thornley British Legion; Page 1-This Book/records the names of those/who died in the service of their/Country in two World Wars/1914-1919 1939-1946; Page 2- In Memory/of all those who lived or/worked in Thornley and who/died in the service of their Country/1914-1919; Pages 3 to 22- [134 WW1 names]; Page 23-In Memory/of Thornley Men/who died in the service of/their Country/1939-1946; Pages 24 to 27 [23 WW2 names]; Page 28- Greater Love/hath no man than this/that a man/Lay down his life/For his friends; Page 29- John Gaskell/Killed on Active Service/in Northern Ireland/1973