Friday, 16 March 2007

For King and Country

Few towns, villages or families were not touched by the wars of the 20th century, and in particular the two World Wars. Those who died are commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) web site.

There are 31 Daglish names listed and details given usually include name, rank, service number, regiment or unit, date of death, age, names of parents and the cemetery or memorial. Please see the names listed below - more details can be found by going to the CWGC web site.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was established in 1917 and pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. The commission has constructed 2,500 war cemeteries and plots; over one million casualties are commemorated in 150 countries.

The CWGC operates under the following principles:
- each of the dead should be commemorated by name on a headstone or memorial;
- headstones and memorials should be permanent;
- headstones should be uniform;
- there should be no distinction made on account of rank, race or creed.

Alexander Daglish, died 1916, age 20
Abner Daglish, died 1916, aged 20
Arthur Ernest Daglish, died 1917, age 27
Charles John Daglish, died 1915, age 31
Edward Daglish, died 1943, age 51
Edward Graham Daglish, died 1944, age 23
E.H. Daglish, died 1918
George Daglish, died 1942, age 22
George Richard Gordon Daglish, died 1917, age 27
Harry Jackson Daglish, died 1943
John Daglish, died 1915
John Daglish, died 1915, age 16
J. Daglish, died 1918
James Daglish, died 1940, age 20
Joseph Bucknall Daglish, died 1916
Joslyn Frederick Daglish, died 1941, age 23
J.H. Daglish, died 1919, age 18
John Pattison Daglish, died 1941, age 56
John Snowden Jackson Daglish, died 1941, age 37
John Thomas Daglish, died 1941, age 37
J.W. Daglish, died 1916
John William Daglish, died 1919, age 22
Robert Daglish, died 1941, age 59
R. Daglish, died 1915, age 20
R. Daglish, died 1916, age 27
R.A. Daglish, died 1915, age 27
Reuben Richard Daglish, died 1942, age 36
Thomas Reuben Daglish, died 1914
W. Daglish, died 1916, age 38
William Daglish, died 1916
W. Daglish, died 1917, age 29

Other sites which may be of interest are:
The British War Memorial Project
UK National Inventory of War Memorials
North East War Memorials Project
Imperial War Museum

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