Memories

William was born in Liverpool 11th July 1889. He attended Liverpool Institute serving as an engineering apprentice at Grayson, Rollo Clover Docks and when qualified he went to sea as a junior marine engineer in the Merchant Navy. He was in this post as the Great War broke out. The ship he was on was shelled. Unfortunat…

James Lomas was born in Derbyshire on 16th October 1895. He enrolled in the Colchester 11th Hussars – a cavalry regiment – in 1914 at the age of 19. The picture shows him mounted and in uniform and is typical of such regimental photographs. At about the end of 1914 the regiment was dismounted and he was re-assigned to…

The Royal Mint remembers WW1 with a range of commemorative well designed and tasteful coins ranging for just £2 to £4500 pounds. And whether you desire them or not they are a joy to see. Coin Sample – The Remembrance Day 2014 Alderney £5 Silver Proof Coin First commemoration of the First World War on a UK coin The offi…