A Commemoration for the Fallen

Over the weekend, I attended a service commemorating the fallen soldiers of World War One in the village of Helperby, North Yorkshire.

This service was particularly important to my family, as four members from my late Grandfather’s side were all killed during the war within a short time of one another.

My Great Great Uncle, Private Maurice Goodwill of The Green Howards, was killed 100 years ago on the 2nd of May, making the service even more special.

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Alongside the service was a small exhibition of artefacts and photographs from WW1.

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Trying on a rather sinister mask used to protect the face from pieces of shrapnel.

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A quick play break in the garden before the main ceremony.

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The commemoration and re-dedication of the war memorial.

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Despite the cold weather, it was a lovely day spent with family and it was interesting to learn more about my family and lineage!

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