Sunday 12 November 2017

#MySundayPhoto Remembrance Sunday


#MySundayPhoto Remembrance Sunday

These knitted poppies are in Roath Park, Cardiff. I have seen so many wonderful displays around Cardiff. Like many people I have relatives that died in WWI or WWII. Here are the names of a few of mine killed in action.

Lest We Forget

David Yorke aged 38
17th Feb 1915 Ypres

Albert Mackerness aged 24
15th Sept 1916 France & Flanders
Brother to Charles.

Charles Mackerness aged 29
25th Nov 1917 France & Flanders

Thomas Richard Sturley aged 34
16th April 1917 France

Alfred John Mackerness aged 30
21st Mar 1918 France

Swann Ripsher aged 25
15th Jun 1918 Italy

William Henry Ripsher aged 37
21st Aug 1918 France & Flanders

George Henry Sturley aged 34
24th Oct 1918 France & Flanders

Charles David Ripsher aged 26
15th May 1941 Galatos, Crete, Greece
(you can read more about Charles here)

Extract from For The Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.



  1. Such a beautiful photo and a wonderful way to remember those lost x

  2. Beautiful photo for today, remembering those we've lost

    Thank you for linking up

  3. Such young ages. So very sad. A really lovely photo.

  4. I love Roath Park, I try to take a walk there when I visit my son as he lives so close. A lovely tribute picture to so many dear to your family.


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