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|Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:45 pm Post subject: Pages of the Sea
|We (Blackpool) were honoured to be chosen as one of the Pages of the Sea tributes thought up by Danny Boyle, that Jeremy talked about today on his programme.
Our soldier was L/Cpl John Edward Arkwright
A single white rose was placed on the sand portrait of L/Cpl Arkwright, born in 1890 during Queen Victoria's reign, just down the road from Blackpool in Lancaster - just one of the thousands of patriotic volunteers eager to serve his country.
He landed in France with the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment on August 23, 1914.
Three days later he was dead, killed in action during the battle of Le Cateau.
The former police officer with the Lancashire Constabulary was aged 23 and left a wife, Isabella.
It was a very emotional experience.