This year the UK prepares to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. The Royal Mint will circulate a full set of commemorative coins by introducing this £2 design.
Year 2014 will raise national awareness over the next four years behind the sacrifices made by so many. This presents opportunity to request your help in perhaps finally updating full honoured remembrance for all those names featured in our Huthwaite Online War Memorial Project.
Family knowledge plus local research has managed to add several worthy names related to Huthwaite, but a few from the official Roll of Honour cannot yet be truly identified. Primarily aiming to fullest honour all those brave victims, we would like to share knowledge of returning veterans. All played some part towards ending this terrible conflict, also deserving to be widely recognised from your family photographs and memorabilia.
Repeatedly indebted to Mrs Lynne Weston. Her research into the Sherwood Foresters continually discovers reportage that helps expose and portray Huthwaite individuals offered World War One Remembrance. Majority could be regarded as heroes, although the highest decoration awarded in Huthwaite recognised one veteran also of an earlier Boer War. Mrs Bett Abbott fondly knew him as grandad, and proudly shares a fantastic collection of rare WWI memorabilia in this featured tribute to Sergeant Thomas Lee DCM.Mrs Bett Abbott presents full documentation of her highly decorated heroic grandfather. Born 1882 in Hucknall Huthwaite to Reuben and Sarah, their son was actually named Sam Thomas Lee. By altering his birth certificate and thereafter dropping first name, Private T Lee enlisted 1899 with 2nd Sherwood Foresters. From a Queens South Africa medal for serving in the Boer War, he gained rank of Serjeant & a rarely awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal as a brave veteran of World War I.
Fully certificated life & career of soldier Lee deservedly merits individual coverage.
Written 2000 Revised 2014 with continuing updates © by Gary Elliott