Derbyshire Life - - Sport -

Much has been said about the com­mem­o­ra­tions of the end of the First World War on 11th Novem­ber. We were for­tu­nate to com­mem­o­rate the three men from Tiss­ing­ton who died in the Great War, namely Leonard Ber­ris­ford, James Stir­land Sta­ley and Stan­ley Westhorpe, at St Mary’s with a con­gre­ga­tion of 20 on the day it­self. Then the fol­low­ing day Fiona and I re­turned to my alma mater, Eton, to at­tend an in­spir­ing ser­vice in the Col­lege Chapel in mem­ory of 1,088 Old Eto­ni­ans. There were also sev­eral ex­hi­bi­tions em­pha­siz­ing the ex­tent of Eto­ni­ans’ ac­tions in com­bat and a dis­play of 1,088 pop­pies in the clois­ters. It was a mem­o­rable and fit­ting trib­ute to those who per­ished 100 years ago.

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