WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY
TISBURY AND THE GREAT WAR
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Private William Hull, 1st Battalion, the Wiltshire Regiment was just 23 years old when he died on 31st December while manning his trench by the River Lys north of Armentieres. He is buried at Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Ploegstraet (Plugstreet) in Belgium. His parents were George and Martha Hull who lived in Church Street. An indication of the fierce fighting taking place at the time is that the Regiment did not eat Christmas dinner until 1st January.
The December Poem
In celebrating Christmas and commemorating William Hull two poems by
ladies that one was, until recently, allowed to refer to as poetesses.
Winifred Wedgwood served with the Devonshire 26th Voluntary Aid Detachment
while Ada Harrison was a student at Newnham College, Cambridge during
There's no Xmas leave for us scullions,
We've scores and scores of potatoes,
We're baking and frying and boiling,
Then there's cutting the thin bread and butter,
Yes! We've got to hold on a while longer,
M. Winifred Wedgwood
Those that go down into silence ...
Ada M. Harrison
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