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Offline backrowbandit

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Remembrance weekend - NE1 events...
« on: November 07, 2018, 08:02:37 PM »
Like most clubs Scarborough will be holding a service of remembrance on Sunday to recognise 100 years since the Armistice. All minis and juniors will gather together on the main pitch to join in the two minutes silence followed by the playing of The Last Post.   

Scarborough lost 11 players during various wars and each year their names are read out on the 11th.

Out of interest how many players /members were lost at other N1E clubs. It will be interesting to see, 100 years later what the total sacrifice  was from the entire league  - I suspect substantial. It's difficult for us all these years later to imagine so many club mates and colleagues heading off and not returning ....

If I should die, think only this of me:
   That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.  There shall be
   In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
   Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
   Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
   A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
     Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
   And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
     In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 06:27:01 PM by backrowbandit »
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Re: Remembrance weekend - NE1 events...
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 11:42:06 AM »
My friend John Hope at Ilkley has done a nice webpage ...

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Re: Remembrance weekend - NE1 events...
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 12:27:22 PM »
Of the 300 Pocklington men who fought in WWI 53 were killed, including 8 who had played rugby for the town.

But "out of adversity comes strength" - when the team was reformed in January 1920 (many of the surviving soldiers did not return home until well into 1919) several played despite having being wounded or gassed in the trenches.

Harry Hindwell joined up and went to war in early 1915, was invalided home in 1918 but defied his injuries to become Pocklington's first post-war captain. His successor as skipper the following 1920-21 season, Tom Hunter, was a prolific drop goal kicker despite (or perhaps because of?) losing five toes due to trench foot.