11 November (1918)…

| November 11, 2021

Private George Edwin Ellison L/12643 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers Son of James W. and Mary Ellison, George Ellison was born in York and raised in Leeds where today a memorial to him has been placed at Leeds Railway Station. The commemorative plaque, normally blue in colour, is olive green representing the British soldier uniform of […]

Today it is December

| December 1, 2018

Discussions around the tables… …and so it is December…families…some partly reunited…peace on earth…discussions around the tables and hearths, turn from thoughts of yesterday and tomorrow…somehow today is recognized as a turn away from present conversations…Well today is a new day..but conversations soon pick up from whence they start. The Armistice…soon to be eclipsed by interactions […]

To the Light of the Morning…

| November 11, 2018

…I’ll let it in This day, 11 November 2018…a hundred years has passed and in my time I have hoped to bring to you…connection. These words have followed my path as I have followed the trails of the Great War from the June heat of Gallipoli to the cold gusts of a November Western Front. […]

On the Day of Peace 11 November – Loss…

| November 5, 2018

Great War Armistice at 100 Soon the day of the Great War Armistice will turn 100 – 11 November 2018. Some will travel at this time to London, the Somme, the Salient. Others will remain at home in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, wherever. The ceremonies will be well attended…special events…special art installations such as Weeping […]

To Common Folks and Kings

| November 3, 2018

The Great War Poets: The Known and Unknown Brooke, Sassoon, Owen, Ledwidge, Graves, Blunden, McCrae, Rosenberg, Kipling..names of some of the Great War’s many poets. Who has not read a poem of the Great War?…In Flanders Fields the poppies blow…Some better known than others. Some poets famous for a body of work; others for a […]