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Broadway Remembers (ISBN 978-0-9929891-0-1) is a history of the Broadway War Memorial and the men commemorated on the memorial who lost their lives in the First World War. It is a not-for-profit publication published to coincide with the global First World War Centenary commemorations led by IWM. Proceeds from the sales of Broadway Remembers are donated to the Poppy Appeal and over £3,000 has been raised to date.

Broadway Remembers can be purchased from various outlets in Broadway, Worcestershire, and from Amazon.

Debbie Williamson

15th January 2016

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  1. RE: OSWALD SWIFT FLOWER
    HE WAS A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY AND I HAVE VISITED HIS GRAVE NEAR MAMETZ WOOD. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS IF NEEDED

  2. You are right that I wrote up Stourbridge Men in the Great War. Here is the paragraph on Ernest Parker:
    PARKER, Ernest H. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 7 July 1917
    Ernest Parker was one of the three sons on active service of Herbert Parker, glass engraver, of 24 Lower Hill Street, Stourbridge. He enlisted in the Warwicks and joined the 14th (Service) Battalion. This was the 1st Birmingham Battalion which went to France in November 1915 and joined the 5th Division on the Somme near Fricourt. In the 1916 Battle of the Somme the Warwicks were present at High Wood, Gillemont and Morval. In early 1917 they transferred to Artois and fought in the first three phases of the Battle of Arras in April and May. The first was marked by the successful capture of Vimy Ridge on the 9th April. The Warwicks were still there in July. Although there were no more set battles, shell fire was always a serious hazard and Private Ernest Parker was killed in action on the 7th July. He was 26 years of age and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial and on the Stourbridge Memorial.
    Could yet me know your information about him so that I can add them to my paragraph.
    Best wishes,
    Roy

  3. I am very pleased to read that you are researching the men commemorated on the war memorial in Broadway, Worcestershire and that you will be writing a book of commemoration, ‘Broadway Remembers’.
    I am researching my family history and I have recently discovered that my first cousin 3 times removed is Lance Corporal Edmund Joseph WALE. I wondered if it would be possible to see a close up photograph of one of the 8 panels which contains the inscribed name of my ancestor as unfortunately, I am unable to visit the war memorial myself to pay my respects. Please let me know if you require any further information regarding my ancestor to assist you with your wonderful book; and I would like to know when your book will be published. Thank you.

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