• logo
  • logo
  • logo

y

News > North West

  • Tribute to four St John Ambulance WWI casualties

    Tribute to four St John Ambulance WWI casualties

    12th January 2017

    The Cheshire CPG was invited to perform the unveiling of a plaque in The Municipal Buildings in Crewe to honour the memory of four Crewe Division members of the St John Ambulance Brigade. The men lost their lives when HMS Formidable was sunk by a torpedo from a German submarine in the English Channel on 1st January 1915. Twins John and Henri Villiers-Russell, Albert Edward Kinlay and James Burnell are commemorated on a new plaque kindly donated by Bentley Motors and crafted by apprentices in their woodwork shop. The plaque was unveiled by Barbara Smith DStJ and Yvonne Albon DStJ on 7th January exactly one hundred and two years after the twins were buried in Coppenhall Cemetery, Crewe. The bodies of Albert and James were never recovered. Also attending the ceremony were The Mayor of Cheshire East Cllr Olivia Hunter, members of the Crewe Branch

y

What’s going on in your area

Prepared by GTS (UK) Ltd: DC / DJJ
14 August 2014
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2014