Weʼve raised £335 to restore the damaged memorial to Private George Jackson, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action on 21st March 1918.
- Penistone, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 30th June 2016
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When journeying through Nottinghamshire in February 2016, I came across the vandalised gravestone memorial to Private George Wallace Jackson, who had been killed in action in France in March 1918. It had been erected by his grieving mother, Charlotte Padley, probably with the £24 war gratuity she received on his behalf.
More details on the story here https://faithinwartime.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/restoring-the-memory-of-george-wallace-jackson-sherwood-foresters/
In this era of WW1 commemoration, it is only fitting that Private Jackson's memory is accorded the respect due. The quote for restoration is around £1500.
In order to support the fundraising, I am attempting to run 60000 metres in 6 hours, at an ultramarathon event starting at 7.30am on 1st July 2016 exactly 100 years to the minute the Battle of the Somme began. This represents one metre for every man killed or injured on 1st July 1916. This is at the Somme Centenary ultra event at Samphire Hoe, Dover, overlooking the channel towards France.
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Jun 30, 2016
Good luck - a very worthy cause to remember him and thousands like him.
Jun 29, 2016
Jolly good show!
Jun 27, 2016
Have a good run John. I am sure you will give it everything for a cause that means so much to you. Good luck!
Jun 22, 2016
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Jun 21, 2016
Good luck with your fund raising John. Gill :)
May 31, 2016
We have to keep the memories alive, well done to you all
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Penistone, United Kingdom
John Broom is an historian and author specialising in the area of Christianity and twentieth century warfare. He is the author of two books; Fight the Good Fight: Voices of Faith From the First World War, and a similar title on the Second World War.