The unselfish patriotism of Ascot men

The parishioners of All Saints, Ascot, wanted to make sure all their soldiers and sailors were recorded on a special board in the church. One had already paid the ultimate price.

We deeply sympathise with Mr. and Mrs. Francis on the loss of their eldest son, William Francis, who died in hospital of wounds received in the South Africa campaign. We reserve saying more until fuller details have come to head.

NAVY AND ARMY LIST of those who have gone forth from All Saints parish to serve in connection with the War. A full list is in formation. It will be framed, and fixed in the Church, as Memorial of those Ascot people who ventured so much, in their unselfish patriotism, for their country. We shall require a full and correct statement of their separate ships and regiments, or of their particular work in connection with the War. Will you kindly fill in, at once, the needed information after their names on the paper placed for that purpose on the table by the Font, in the Church?

Ascot section of Winkfield District Magazine, February 1915 (D/P151/28A/7/2)

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: