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War Memorial Dates

Posted: Fri 14 Nov, 2014 6:28 pm
by claudiaj
Customer came into the library tonight to ask why the dates on the Memorial are 1914 -1919 instead of 1918? Anyone help? Obviously I looked through the many books we have on Hertford but there was no reference to why these dates were put in? I did suggest that men may have died after the end of the war from their injuries but is this the answer?
Thanks

Re: War Memorial Dates

Posted: Fri 14 Nov, 2014 7:54 pm
by pinkstar
Out of interest I have looked at the Brackley war memorial on line, I have family that are listed on there, and that also is dated 1914 - 1919, hadn't noticed this before but at a guess imagine you could be right in your thoughts as to the reason.

Re: War Memorial Dates

Posted: Fri 14 Nov, 2014 8:31 pm
by Darcy Sarto
1918 - Armistice (cessation of hostilities).
1919 - Treaty of Versailles (peace).

Re: War Memorial Dates

Posted: Sun 16 Nov, 2014 1:14 pm
by Marilyn
My grandfather always insisted it was 1919. He was in India and Afghanistan and didn't return home till 1919.

I have his medals and on the back of the victory medal it says " The great war for civilization 1914-1919". Although the war ended in France in 1918 they were still fighting in other places!

There is an image of one here.

http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/britis ... _medal.htm