First World War vet­eran hon­ours fallen com­rades

Black Country Bugle - - YOUR LETTERS -

THE cer­e­monies at war memo­ri­als across the Black Coun­try this Re­mem­brance Sun­day will have a spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance as we mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the armistice that ended the fight­ing in the First World War.

Those lay­ing wreaths con­tinue the tra­di­tion that was es­tab­lished in 1919 and over the decades count­less ex-ser­vice­men have hon­oured their fallen com­rades along­side fam­i­lies re­mem­ber­ing lost loved ones.

This pho­to­graph, dat­ing from the 1930s, has been sent in by Mar­i­lyn Guest and she writes, “As thoughts turn to Novem­ber 11th again and espe­cially that this year marks the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of WWI, I am for­ward­ing this pic­ture of my late grand­fa­ther, Thomas Pul­ley of Word­s­ley who is seen lay­ing a wreath at the Word­s­ley Church me­mo­rial on be­half of the Bri­tish Le­gion, where he was one of the old­est mem­bers at the time.

“He was a reg­u­lar sol­dier who en­listed in 1904, at the age of 19, into the West Rid­ing Reg­i­ment and was posted to the De­pot Bat­tal­ion .

“He served over­seas in In­dia dur­ing 1905-1907 and in France in 1914-1917 where he lost a leg fight­ing for his coun­try.”

Thomas Pul­ley lays a wreath at Word­s­ley War Me­mo­rial

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