WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY
TISBURY AND THE GREAT WAR
We will Remember Them
With hindsight, knowing that the war would soon be over, the autumn of 1918 were cruel months for casualties. On 16 September, Lance Bombardier Albert Smart of the Royal Field Artillery, died and was buried in Tisbury Congregational Church. Aged 28, he was the husband of C B Smart of The Quarry, Tisbury. He had been injured in the advances beyond the Somme and had been carried back to England, only to die of his wounds in Netley hospital on the Solent. He was the last of the Tisbury Boys to die before the Armistice. Three other men, Arthur, Victor and Walter, with the surname Smart enlisted from Tisbury but came safe home.
POEM FOR SEPTEMBER
Amy Lowell belonged to an influential Boston, Massachusetts, family but was no conformist being an overweight, cigar-smoking, lesbian, who wrote poetry good enough to win her the Pulitzer Prize, posthumously, she died in 1925. This poem foresees the return to normality that would begin in November.
This afternoon was the colour of water falling through
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