On the anniversary of the end of World War 1 we remember with love the Scottings who died. They believed they served in the “War to end all wars”.
Sadly not true.
Rest in peace.
John William Scotting (1881-1915)
Wilfred Henry Scotting 1893-1915
Frederick William Scotting (1897-1917)
Robert Scotting, (1887-1917)
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori.
Many Scottings have served in the armed forces here we remember those who fell in the First and Second World Wars.
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.
John William Scotting from Littleport in Cambridgeshire died 08/05/1915 aged 34 at Ypres in Belgium. He was a Private in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
Wilfred Henry Scotting from Bury in Lancashire died 09/05/1915 aged 23 at Gallipoli in Turkey. He was a Private in the Lancashire Fussiliers.
Frederick William Scotting from Bury in Lancashire died 28/04/1917 aged 20 at Savy in France. He was a Private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Robert Scotting,died 17/07/1917 aged 34 at Arras France. He was a Private in the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
James Thomas Scotting from West Ham died on 21/06/1942 aged 22 at Alamein in North Africa. He was a Gunner in the Royal Artillery.
Mervyn Russell Scotting died on 27/07/1942 aged 26 at El Alamein in North Africa. He was a Gunner in the Royal Australian Artillery.
When you go home tell them of us and say – For your tomorrow we gave our today