First World War veteran honours fallen comrades
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