Photo-a-Day (Monday, 9th April, 2018)
War memorial plaque
The OCD in me can't stand the Surnames all in neat rows but the first names all over the place!!
I have, in my possession, a hand written testimonial by Sgt. Bottomley, explaining the circumstances and action as to why he was awarded the MM.
In it, Bottomley states that he could not have done what he did without Kyte (Ince) and Goulding (Orrell).
In fact, it is round about this date in April 44 that it happened.
That Harold Kyte must have been a hell of a lad, a combination of brain, courage and ferocity.
The person that you need at your back in such that 'different world'.
The above is true,so as I see his name I will 'push' him out there. What a person he must have been.
Thomas Holland on the board was killed at the Marath Line , North Africa. His father Richard died in WW1 and is on St Mary's Ince memorial. There is a picture oif Tommy on Album.People/Holland/Thomas. He is pictured with my dad.
I had a look, Neil. Lovely photo of Jack and Tommy. I still chuckle at the many amusing stories you have told me about your Dad! I can remember standing under that plaque carrying a sheaf of wheat at Ince Central School's Harvest Festival when I was seven, waiting for the teacher to tell me when it was time to go into church. What memories a photo holds!
There was a grocers shop near the Rock hotel Warrington road owned by the Kyte family. Soon after the war was over their youngest son was born and named Harold. Wonder if there is any connection.
I remember my Mum telling me about Frederic McCabe getting killed during WW2,she friendly with the McCabe family who lived in the cottages at Cinnamon Brow,a bit further on from the old bridge at the top of Petticoat Lane.Frederic's sister,Marian,lives quite near to me,she's a lovely lady.
Heroes every one of them, RIP
David Causey was killed on HMS Cassandra which was torpedoed on the way to Murmansk in December 1944-he was 20