Well the time is ticking by and we are drawing nearer to the Centenary of the Great War. I am still busy researching the soldiers who gave their precious lives and in return found themselves gaining the honour of being inscribed on the St Barnabas Church Memorial.
*William Husband -
William was serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers.
He was a 2nd Lieutenant.
Aged only 28 years he died on 25th June 1918.
A short walk over towards the south of the graveyard, nestled under the shade of a tree is the grave of Leonard Davidson.
*Leonard Davidson -
Leonard survived the war, after receiving a wound to the thigh he had been hospitalised in the Scottish General Hospital, Aberdeen. In fact Leonard was wounded three times.
But, it was not the war that proved to be the final fight for Leonard it was the influenza or Spanish Flu as was prevalent at that time.
Leonard contacted the influenza which turned to pneumonia and sadly he passed away on 9th February 1919 aged 22 years old.
Leonard was the son of John William and Clara Davidson, 101 Wellington Street, New Whittington.
He served with the Sherwood Foresters 3rd Battalion. Private 26883.
The full story of these men will be published on this blog on the anniversary of their deaths.
If anyone is related to these men or can give more information then please do contact me, I would love to hear from you.