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Remembrance Day 2016

We are so proud of the whole school today. The Service of Remembrance  at All Saints Church, Stibbard and the continuation of it at the War Memorial saw the children being well behaved, listening carefully and responding well to the parts that they needed to say and sing. 

Year 6 led the service with Rev Vernon (Mr V). They really did well and rose to the occasion speaking clearly so all could hear. Alex, as the only child in the class living in Stibbard,  gave a lovely talk at the grave in the church yard and laid her wreath. 

Thank you to all the parents, friends and residents of Stibbard who came to support the children , it was lovely to see you there. 

2 thoughts on “Remembrance Day 2016

  1. The Stibbard Thompsons

    The white Portland CWGC Headstone belongs to 20813 Private John Henry Thompson 11th Battalion Essex Regiment formerly 16186 Norfolk Regiment who had originally enlisted in Norwich. John Henry was born on 29 April 1892 in Stibbard and baptised at All Saints Church on 12th of June the same year, he was the fourth of five children born to his parents John and Sarah Agnes (Tipple). Unfortunately, his records do not appear to have survived the Blitz, but we can conclude John Henry would have been in France in 1915 as was awarded the 1915 Star, Victory Medal and British War Medals. Private J H Thompson died in Wales of pneumonia 14 April 1918 aged 26. It is possible that he had been wounded in France and then evacuated to a hospital in the UK, where he succumbed to an infection. The gravestone in front is of Emily Thompson who died aged 26 This headstone also commemorates her two brothers, ‘Walter Thompson who died 11 July, 1915, and was buried in France; and John Thompson who died in Wales on 14 April, 1918, and is buried here’.

    Walter James Thompson was born 15th March 1889 and also baptised at All Saints Stibbard on the 9th June 1889 along with another brother Arthur. Walter joined the 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment as a Private and was given the service number 12810. Like John Henry, Walter’s records do not appear to have survived the blitz and he was killed in action and buried at the Bailleul Communal Cemetery. When Walter died he was aged … 26.

    John Henry and Walter are remembered on the Stibbard War Memorial and both the wooden plaque and Roll of Honour inside All Saints Church. In Great Ryburgh, their cousin Ernest is also remembered.

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