Lest We Forget
Many members of my family served in the armed services in times of war. Some lived to return
to their families, others gave their life for their country.
This is my tribute to them.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
The Ode is taken from the elegy For The Fallen, by English poet and writer Laurence
Binyon and was published in London in The Winnowing Fan; Poems of the Great War
Letters: I am fortunate to be the family caretaker of two letters written to my Grandfather Ernest Henry Hickson
whilst he was serving overseas during WW1. These letters provide a brief snapshot of what life was like for the family
during this troubled time. Transcriptions can be read below.
Catherine Love [nee Tune] Letter - Ernest's Aunt
Alex [Alexander] Thomas Letter - Ernest's future brother-in-law