Thursday, 6 November 2008

Time to remember

Today saw the opening by The Duke of Edinburgh of the The Royal British Legion Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

The Field of Remembrance is made up of thousands of little Remembrance Crosses, Stars of David and Muslim Crescents each bearing a poppy in tribute to those who lost their lives in the service of their country. They are laid out in plots for Regimental and other Associations.

In Plot 22 there are four crosses to remember some Daglishes who fell serving in the First World War.

The Field of Remembrance is open for public viewing throughout the period of remembrance and commemoration and visitors can add their own crosses in memory of loved ones.

The Welsh Field of Remembrance is also open at Cathays Park, behind City Hall, in Cardiff.

This week also sees the launch of a new web site for Military Genealogy. The site claims to hold records of over one million members of the British armed forces going back to before 1630. Included are details of Daglishes who died in conflict, and also some serving and retired members of the forces.