48 Poppies for 48 Lives Lost in the First World War

12227196_1714476808786982_8499463689417928793_nFor Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2015, the pupils of Roe Deer Class and Badger Class at Broadway First School, planted 48 clay poppies they had made in the green at the base of the war memorial. Each poppy is in remembrance of one of the 48 men of Broadway who lost their lives in the First World War and are commemorated on the war memorial.

We will remember them.

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2 thoughts on “48 Poppies for 48 Lives Lost in the First World War

  1. Found this nice site whilst searching for my wife’s distant relatives. You have mentions of both George Thomas HANDY and Richard Keyte HANDY, both killed within 6 months – however these two men were actually brothers, the children of Thomas HANDY and Mary KEYTE (a Broadway native).

    George (known as Thomas) married Clara POYSER (transcribed in some records as PORTER, she’s a cousin of my wife) in 1901 and they had two children – Thomas William (about 1902) and Albert George (about 1905). We think Clara remarried in 1920, but have no details of her or her children.

    • Hi Eric, thank you for getting in touch. Indeed George Thomas Handy and Richard Keyte Handy were brothers. Both born in Broadway, George, known as Thomas, born in 1880 and Richard born in 1883. Both went to Broadway Council School. Biographies and a photo of Thomas can be found in ‘Broadway Remembers’ ISBN 978-0-99298981-0-1. Thomas is commemorated on the Moreton-in-Marsh memorial and is buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery and Richard died in Gallipoli and is commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, and Evesham War Memorial.

      Thomas and Richard were cousins to Albert Henry Clarke of Broadway (1893-1917) who is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece.

      Clara Handy (nee Porter) married Reginald Goodwin in 1920 and she died aged 77 in Oxford in 1958.

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