Remembering the people who are buried at Newark Cemetery by Laurence Goff

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Friends of Newark Cemetery would like more volunteers to help with events in 2014. We would welcome interested people and groups at our AGM – meeting to plan events. This will be held on Wednesday 30th April 2014,  6pm at Newark Town Hall in the Pickin room.

Volunteers
They will welcome groups and visitors for events at St Marks Place, Newark  exhibition of the First world war display during
June – November 2014 for Schools and other groups by appointment.

  • Tours of the 49 graves at Newark Cemetery
  • Cemetery War Memorial to the Fallen (Main Gate London Road)

We want to make this a memorable and successful event, it will mark the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the 1st World War which started on 4th August 1914.

We look forward to hearing from you with your input.

Laurence Goff

Chairman
Friends Of Newark Cemetery

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British Commonwealth and Polish War Graves during the 2nd world war Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire. This memorial website has been put together for Friends of Newark Cemetery. It has been dedicated to the thousands of people who final resting place is in our beautiful and historic Cemetery for over 150 years.

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    Commonwealth and Polish War Graves

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    Newark Cemetery

    Is Open all year round April – September 8am-8pm

    October – March 8am-6pm

    Commonwealth and Polish War Graves

Newark Cemetery

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Tribute to British, Commonwealth and Polish their Sacrifice 

 The dark days of the 2nd World War from the British Commonwealth and Polish who also join up with the RAF

 Many were killed who resting place is Newark Cemetery 4 RAAF – Australian, 44 British Servicemen, 17 RCAF

– Canadian, 3 RNZAF – New

Zealand and 397 Polish Serviceman -Airmen

Commemoration And Honouring Their Memory

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 Laurence Goff

Chairman Friends of Newark Cemetery

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Commonwealth and Polish War Graves

At

Newark Cemetery

Is Open all year round April – September 8am-8pm

October – March 8am-6pm

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 Many British Commonwealth helped thanks to Royal Australian Air Force (4 killed), British, Royal Canadian Air Force (17 killed), Royal New Zealand Air Force (3 killed) and Polish Air Force some (400 killed) They are Buried in Newark-On-Trent Cemetery 2nd World War at Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire. Let us all Remember the many Airmen that were flying Spitfires with the Royal Air Force during the Battle to save Europe 1939-1945.  Paying a fitting Tribute to our brave fighters for their contribution. 17,000 Polish pilots and ground crew members had formed 14 squadron in RAF and 2,000 were killed of which over 400  from 1940 – 1947 are buried in Newark Cemetery.

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Let us all Remember the many Airmen that were flying Spitfires

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Bomber Plane flypast by the Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 

Flying Over Newark Cemetery

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Under fire over memorial name

A council’s failure to take action over a name missing from a war memorial has prompted accusations that it is reinforcing prejudices surrounding mental health.

SAPPER WILLIAM PRIDE,

There have been calls for the name of Sapper William Pride to be added to the Memorial to the Fallen in Newark Cemetery.

He committed suicide at an Army camp in Kent in September, 1918. A coroner ruled the balance of his mind was disturbed following active service.

The omission of his name from the Newark memorial was raised with the town council a year ago by the Advertiser and military historian Pete Stevens, who works for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Mr Stevens, of Balderton, said: “I keep asking the questions but I get no answers.

“It just gets pushed to one side and swept under the carpet.

“Through its inactivity, the council is reinforcing outdated prejudices surrounding mental health.

“These men with shell-shock and what we now to be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder were often wrongly labelled cowards through prejudice we now recognise as hideous.

“I have had all the excuses ­— he didn’t fall in battle, for instance ­— but I have proved there are others on the memorial who didn’t fall in battle either.”

Sapper William Pride had served with the Royal Engineers in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, operating hospital barges ferrying wounded soldiers away from the front under constant shell-fire.

It is believed the stigma that would have been attached to his suicide was why his name wasn’t included on Newark’s 1921 Roll of Honour that was used as the basis for the Memorial to the Fallen.

Mr Stevens said: “He died while the balance of his mind was disturbed through service.

“He has been recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as a casualty of war and has one of our headstones.”

His widow was issued with a dead man’s penny with his name on. They were given to those whose lives were lost as a result of the first world war, further evidence, says Mr Stevens, that his name should be on the memorial.

William Pride’s great-granddaughter, Cherilyn Pride, said: “People in Newark ask me what the town council is doing about putting William’s name on the memorial.

“It needs to be resolved in honour of him and all of the others who are yet to be acknowledged elsewhere.

“It has to be a priority. His family want to see it happen.”

The clerk to Newark Town Council, Mr Alan Mellor, said: “We realise this is still an issue.

“We have not made any progress in dealing with it.

“However, I would like to in the near future and would look to clarify the situation well before the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war.”

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/Under-fire-over-memorial-name

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Laurence Goff Chairman Friends Of Newark Cemetery Pat Alexander President of the Cemetery Group

  

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Friends of Newark Cemetery  Laurence Goff  and Pete Stevens of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission had displayed his photos of people who died that came from Newark.  Their  names are posted on the Memorial to the Fallen which is located at  Newark Cemetery  Main gate near London Road, Newark

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The Amazing Spitfire Flying For Our Freedom

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Commonwealth and Polish War Graves Newark Cemetery

During the Second World War there were a number of R.A.F. stations within a few miles of Newark, from many of which operated squadrons of the Polish Air Force. A special plot was set aside in Newark Cemetery for R.A.F. burials and this is now the war graves plot, where all but ten of the 90 Commonwealth and all of the 397 Polish burials were made. The cemetery also contains 49 scattered burials of the First World War.

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A memorial cross to the Polish airmen buried here was erected in the plot and was unveiled in 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war time Polish Government in London, supported by General Sikorski, Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Forces and war time Polish Prime Minister. When both men subsequently died, General Sikorskion 4th July 1943 and President Raczkiewicz in 1947, they were buried at the foot of the Polish Memorial. General Sikorski’s remains were returned to Poland on 14th September 1993, after being buried for 50 years at Newark Cemetery. You can still view a memorial to him at Newark.

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Polish War Memorial, Northolt

This commemorates the 2165 Polish airmen who lost their lives in World War 2 fighting alongside the Western Allies. RAF Northolt was the main base for the Polish fighter squadrons. The memorial is by the Western Avenue/West End Road roundabout, outside the airfield.

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The Polish Air Force Memorial Committee was established in 2011 as a partnership between the former Polish Air Force Association and RAF Northolt. 

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Permission to post this young Polish Boy living in Nottingham

Sunday 26th October 2014

Newark Cemetery Annual All Soul’s Day Memorial service 3pm Parade from the Main Gate on London Road
To the Commonwealth and polish War graves
The Chapel Interpretation Centre will be open from 12.30pm – until 4pm — at Newark on Trent

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Looking out into the Heart of Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene

Tribute has been paid by  Newark cemetery from London Road War Memorial to the Fallen of residents of Newark. Commemorating those military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since 1st 2nd World War and one killed in Afghanistan.

 Pete Stevens photographs of our fallen heroes that came from Newark-On-Trent 

From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who lives in Balderton, has made it a project to try to produce a photo of every one of the 456 WWI fallen who are came from Newark-On-Trent and 144 from WWII.

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Private Philip Woolfitt of Balderton

Date of Birth August 21, 1896

Date of Enlistment December 16, 1915

Place of Enlistment: Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Join the 43rd Canadian Battalion Force: Army

Regimental Number 180165

    Died: 1st November  1916 Age 19

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In Memory of Private PHILIP WOOLFITT who joined thenCanadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

 Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WOOLFITT, Philip Pearce' page

WOOLFITT, Philip Pearce

 Canadian Over  – Seas Expeditionary Force

88th Btn. and 43rd Btn.

Born 1897, Died 1916

During the First World War, both local newspapers, the Newark Advertiser and the Newark Herald ran extensive coverage on local casualties, which are of great interest and value for those researching their family history from this period.

The following articles appeared in each newspaper:

NEWARK HERALD – 4th November 1916 

PTE PHILIP WOOLFITT DIES OF WOUNDS 

The many friends of Mr & Mrs W P Woolfitt of New Balderton, will learn with much regret and sympathy of the death from wounds of their eldest son, Pte. Philip Woolfitt, of the gallant Canadians.  Pte. Woolfitt, who was only 20 years of age in August last, was an old Magnus boy, and upon leaving school went out to Victoria, British Colombia, five years ago, to his grandfather, Mr Tomlinson.  For the last two years before enlisting he was learning surveying and was engaged with his uncle, Mr Nowell Johnson, working under government.  As soon as he had turned the age of 19, and had finished his engagement, he joined the 88th Battalion of Canadians at Victoria in December last and came over to England in June when he had a few days leave and re-joined his parents at New Balderton. 

Returning to camp he volunteered to join a draft and was transferred to the 43rd Canadians, being sent to France early in August.  He was in the firing line about a month when he was severely wounded on October 9th, being wounded through the right arm, left hand, slight wound in the head, and a severe shrapnel wound in the hip, which caused complications.  He arrived in England on 17th and was sent to King George’s Hospital, London where he underwent several operations.  He was treated with the best medical skill possible and with every care and attention, but owing to septic poisoning and haemorrhage, no hopes were entertained of saving the young life and his parents were sent for and they were able to be present when he passed away most peacefully, practically in his sleep, at 10.15 on Wednesday night. 

The greatest sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs Woolfitt in their great loss. 

The funeral, which will be of a military character, will take place this afternoon.  There will be a service in the Parish Church at 2.30, and the interment will be at the Cemetery at 3.20.

NEWARK ADVERTISER – November 8th 1916 (p.5)

MILITARY FUNERAL AT NEWARK 

Pte Philip Woolfitt: died of wounds. 

With full military honours, the mortal remains of Pte. P Woolfitt (eldest son of Mr & Mrs W P Woolfitt, New Balderton) who died of wounds sustained in France, were laid to rest in Newark Cemetery on Saturday.  Deceased, who was 20 years of age, was an old Magnusian, having won a scholarship from the Mount School. 

After leaving school he went out to Victoria, British Columbia, to his grandfather, Mr J H Tomlinson.  During the last two years of his stay in the Colonies he was learning surveying with his uncle, Mr Norwell Johnson.  As soon as he was 19 years of age he joined a Canadian Battalion, and came over to England in June.  Early in August he was drafted out, and after being about a month in the firing line he was badly wounded in the right arm, left hand, slightly in the head, and severely in the hip. 

He arrived in England on 17th and was sent to King George’s Hospital London where he underwent several operations.  Owing to septic poisoning and haemorrhage, no hopes were entertained of his recovery, and his parents were sent for.  He passed away practically in his sleep at 10.15 on Wednesday night, All Souls’ Night.

THE FUNERAL 

The funeral service was conducted by the Vicar of Newark (Canon W Paton Hindley), and the obsequies were attended by a firing party, bugle and drum and fife band of the Royal Engineers.  The first part was in the Parish Church, where the hymn “How those glorious spirits shine” was sung.  Mr W T Wright, A.R.C.O., presided at the organ. 

The chief mourners were Mr & Mrs W P Woolfitt (father and mother), Misses Eva and Nora Woolfitt (sisters), Masters Donald and Albert Woolfitt (brothers), Mrs F E Hoe (aunt), Mr and Mrs W H Tomlinson and Mr H S Whiles.  Amongst those also present were Rev. H Gorse (headmaster), and scholars from the Magnus Grammar School, Mr G B Friend, Ald. J C Wright, Ald. L Priestley, Mr C H Whitehouse, Mr and Mrs T A Watford, Mr G B Heading, Mr F Allott, Mrs. Garner (Commandant of the VAD Hospital, Lombard Street, Newark), Miss Garner, Mrs M H Colton, Mr E Winter Rose, and others. 

The cortege, as it wended its way towards the Cemetery, was headed by the Royal Engineers band playing the Dead March.  Then came the firing party, walking with arms reversed.  When near the Cemetery gates the band played “Abide with me”, and lined up each side of the entrance to allow the body, enclosed in an oak coffin, on which was the Union Jack and deceased’s cap, to pass through to the burial place.  After the Vicar had concluded reading the burial service, the customary three volleys were fired over the grave, and the buglers sounded the “Last Post”. 

In addition to the family wreaths, beautiful floral tributes were sent as follows:

With deepest sympathy from Uncle Albert, Auntie Jane and Auntie Fanny.

In loving remembrance of dear Phil., from Aunty Lill and Uncle Billy (Hoveringham).

In loving sympathy from J W P Hall.

From Mr and Mrs E Harker and family, with deepest sympathy.

With deepest sympathy from Mr and Mrs Otter and family.

In loving sympathy from Mrs Heppenstall and Miss Heppenstall.

With deepest sympathy from Mr and Mrs B Newbound.

With sincere sympathy from Mrs Wright and the Misses Parnham.

With kind remembrance and deep sympathy from Mr and Mrs Vason

With love from Mrs H M Coles.

In affectionate remembrance from Lieut. and Mrs J H W Ford and family.

From Elizabeth Anderson “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God”

With deepest sympathy for a dear friend – Frank Slater.

With deepest sympathy from Mrs H M Colton and family, South Scarle Hall.

With deepest sympathy for a young life nobly sacrificed for his country’s cause, from a few friends at the Brewery Office.

With pride in an old schoolfellow and in deepest sympathy, from the boys of the Magnus Grammar School. 

TOUCHING TRIBUTE 

In the course of his sermon on Sunday morning, the Vicar (Canon W Paton Hindley) made a touching allusion to the death of Pte. Woolfitt.  He quoted from a letter written by the Chaplain of King George’s Hospital, who said: “He died at 10 p.m. last night, and all of us who have come in touch with the dear boy have felt that it was fitting that he should be called away on All Saints’ Day.  His sheer goodness has inspired us all.  His patience and cheerfulness were wonderful all through for he has been suffering much pain.  On Sunday morning he received Holy Communion with much joy and devotion – we have lost a lot of boys since July, but in no case do I remember such a wide-spread feeling of sorrow and sympathy in the Hospital as was felt today.

It is interesting to read how the two newspapers dealt with this report.  The papers also included a photograph of the young soldier (unfortunately too grainy to re-publish here).

Private Philip Woolfitt – 1897-1916 – who had gone to Canada and enlisted in the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) and died in the November of 1916 aged 19.  He is buried with his parents William and Emma, in Newark cemetery, and was the elder brother of Sir Donald Wolfit (1902-1968), the actor (who changed the spelling of his name later in his career).  The family lived on London Road, Balderton, where a plaque to Donald was erected in 1974.

Yet I am sure the family never forgot Phillip, aged just 19.

Jill Campbell

Newark Archaeological & Local History Society

If you can add any further biographical or service information, please do so via the ‘Comments’ link below

This page was added by Jill Campbell, Nalhs Newark on 09/06/2011.

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Memorial To The Fallen First World War 1914-1918 total from Newark Killed  456

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Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery

A LASTING tribute to mark the ultimate sacrifice made by Newark’s fallen heroes has been officially unveiled 2007

Memorial to the Fallen of 603 Newark residents that have lost their lives in conflict since 1914 to the present day. Located at Newark Cemetery,  Main Gate, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Let’s Remember them, On the 11th hour, of the 11th Month in 1918 the First World War ended. Newark still wants to Remember those who have given and give today their lives for peace and Freedom.

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    Polish and   Commonwealth War Graves in Newark During the Second World War there were a number of R.A.F. stations within a few miles of Newark, from many of which operated squadrons of the Polish Air Force. A special plot was set aside in Newark Cemetery for R.A.F. burials and this is now the war graves plot, where all but ten of the 90 Commonwealth and all of the 397 Polish burials were made. The cemetery also contains 49 scattered burials of the First World War. A memorial cross to the Polish airmen buried here was erected in the plot and was unveiled in 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war time Polish Government in London, supported by General Sikorski, Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Forces and war time Polish Prime Minister. When both men subsequently died, General Sikorski on 4th July 1943 and President Raczkiewicz in 1947, they were buried at the foot of the Polish Memorial. General Sikorski’s remains were returned to Poland on 14th September 1993, but there is still a memorial to him at Newark Cemetery.

General Wladyslaw Sikorski  1881 – 1943

 Let’s mark the 70th anniversary of his death

Remembrance for Poland’s War hero

Lest We Forget

 4th July 1943 – 2013

Buried in Newark Cemetery on Friday 16th July 1943

Monday 13th September 1993, his remains were disinterred from Newark Cemetery after 50 years

On the same day his coffin stayed overnight,on 13-14 September 1993

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Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene

Tuesday 14th September a farewell high Mass before returning home to Poland on the same day.

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The Friends of Newark Cemetery  will open The Chapel  Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery,  on weekend from 2pm – 4pm April – October or by appointment for groups.  Historical  walks or  help by locating  families/casualties both in Newark Cemetery.  Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteers will give assistance members of the public with display of history of well know people that are buried here

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Chapel Interpretation Centre (East side turn left at the Main Arch and enter at the red door)

Organised by the Friends of Newark Cemetery

 The Chapel  Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery, will  open  by appointment for groups on Monday and Tuesday am – pm and weekends afternoon and pm. Please give plenty of notice.

Friends of Newark Cemetery  Meeting  Wednesday, 27th November 2013

To be held at Newark Town Hall in Pickin Room

Arrival at 5:30pm for a cuppa

Meeting will start at 5:45pm

For more information

Laurence Goff

Chairman
Friends of Newark Cemetery

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Newark Town Hall/Market Place

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Newark Cemetery is opened all year round  October – March 8am – 6pm

Spring – Summer  April – September 8am – 8pm

Commonwealth, Polish War Graves  and former residents are located in Newark-On-Trent

 There are over 40,000 graves going back to the first one in 1856

             

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    Polish and   Commonwealth War Graves in Newark During the Second World War there were a number of R.A.F. stations within a few miles of Newark, from many of which operated squadrons of the Polish Air Force. A special plot was set aside in Newark Cemetery for R.A.F. burials and this is now the war graves plot, where all but ten of the 90 Commonwealth and all of the 397 Polish burials were made. The cemetery also contains 49 scattered burials of the First World War. A memorial cross to the Polish airmen buried here was erected in the plot and was unveiled in 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war time Polish Government in London, supported by General Sikorski, Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Forces and war time Polish Prime Minister. When both men subsequently died, General Sikorski on 4th July 1943 and President Raczkiewicz in 1947, they were buried at the foot of the Polish Memorial. General Sikorski’s remains were returned to Poland on 14th September 1993, but there is still a memorial to him at Newark Cemetery.

General Wladyslaw Sikorski  1881 – 1943

 Let’s mark the 70th anniversary of his death

Remembrance for Poland’s War hero

Lest We Forget

 4th July 1943 – 2013

Buried in Newark Cemetery on Friday 16th July 1943

Monday 13th September 1993, his remains were disinterred from Newark Cemetery after 50 years

On the same day his coffin stayed overnight,on 13-14 September 1993

 at 

Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene

Tuesday 14th September a farewell high Mass before returning home to Poland on the same day.

  Remember him

 RIP

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The Friends of Newark Cemetery  will open The Chapel  Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery,  on weekend  Monday and Tuesday by appointment for groups.  Historical  walks or  help by locating  families/casualties both in Newark Cemetery.  Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteers will give assistance members of the public with display of history of well know people that are buried here

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{Location walk from the parking lot to the main Arch turn left red side door}

Chapel Interpretation Centre (East side turn left at the Main Arch and enter at the red door)

Organised by the Friends of Newark Cemetery

 The Chapel  Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery, will  open  by appointment for groups on Weekend, Monday and Tuesday am – pm and weekends afternoon and pm. Please give plenty of notice.

Friends of Newark Cemetery  Meeting  Wednesday, 5th March 2014

To be held at Newark Town Hall in Pickin Room

Arrival at 5:30pm for a cuppa

Meeting will start at 5:45pm

For more information

Laurence Goff

Chairman
Friends of Newark Cemetery

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Newark Town Hall/Market Place

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01636-681878 (home)

Location of Cemetery Newark-on-TrentNottinghamshire NG24 1SQ    

Newark Cemetery is opened all year round  October – March 8am – 6pm

Spring – Summer  April – September 8am – 8pm

Commonwealth, Polish War Graves  and former residents are located in Newark-On-Trent

 There are over 40,000 graves going back to the first one in 1856

             

This will be our Fitting Tribute To Them, we will remember them

A Big Debt Of Gratitude

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War Memorial to the Fallen of Newark commemorating, by name, those local military personnel who lost their lives in conflict going back to the first World War of 1914

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 First World War 1914-1918 total from Newark Killed  456

Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire for over 150 years since 1856

 This memorial website is Laurence Goff personal views, I have put it together and do not represent Newark Town Council . It dedicated to the thousands of  people since 1856.There were a number of Royal Air Force stations within and around Newark from which several Polish squadrons operated. The highest concentration of commemorations can be particularly found in Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire.  Our local cemetery with nearly 400 that died, and are buried in special plot on the east side. You can park for free at the Main Gate parking lot at Newark Cemetery, It is location on London Road, Newark, Notts

They shall grow not old,

As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning
We will remember them

 

 Laurence Goff Would Like to Welcome you to This Website  On Newark Cemetery

I’m happy to welcome groups and visitors to Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire for over 150 years since 1856. This memorial website is my personal views, I have put it together and do not represent Newark Town Council . It dedicated to the thousands of  people who resting place is at Newark Cemetery for all to see and view. Having a means of further promoting Newark cemetery, and encouraging interested people to join the tribute. This is a privately owned and maintained, not-for-profit, website which is supported privately, the content here is solely the responsibility of

Laurence Goff

Thursday 30th October 1856. The Church of England portion of the new Cemetery was consecrated by the Bishop of Lincoln. Soon after the ceremony took place, the very first burial was made for the family of W.N. Nicholson, Ironmonger, Market Place, Newark. Their three year old son Charles John.

On 23rd February 1856 . At 10 O’clock the members of the Corporation and Burial Board together with Ministers of Churches from the area. The Town Mayor Henry Sutton, Chief Constable, Waterton, with the battle-axe and the Police, W.Newton the Clerk to the Board, Town Crier with Two Mace-bearers, 12 scholars from the Grammar School and other officials assembled at the Town Hall. The procession crossed the Market Place and went by Bridge Street, Carter Gate and Beaumont Street to the New Cemetery site. The corner-stone of the new buildings was laid by Joseph Branston Esq.

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Protect and comfort our fellow serving men and women, both missing and held captive by the aggressors of freedom and in your divine way let them know that they are not forgotten.

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The Canada goose was visiting Newark Cemetery .

Taken by Laurencegoff

Hail Mary full of grace,

pray for us, Newark Cemetery UK

I’m your wisdom you have lifted the burden of pain and suffering from so many by calling them to your side.

We feel a great pain in our hearts for missing and held captive and we pray daily for the families, friends and loved ones. Constantly remind us of our devotion to those men and women and to you may our God protect and comfort them always Amen.

Love each other until we meet again RIP Newark Cemetery

 

by Laurencegoff      

Angels watching over Newark Cemetery 

Angels When you were born, an angel smiled,

As you became a child, an angel sat on your shoulder

When you became an adult, an angel held your hand

As you grew old, an angel walked down the road with you,

And, when you died, another angel got their wings.

–Unknown

Don’t Tell Me

Don’t tell me that you understand, don’t tell me that you know, Don’t tell me that I will survive, how I will surely grow.

Don’t tell me this is just a test, that I am truly blessed,That I am chosen for this task, apart from all the rest.Don’t come at me with answers that can only come from me,Don’t tell me how my grief will pass, that I will soon be free.Don’t stand in pious judgment of the bonds I must untie,Don’t tell me how to suffer, don’t tell me how to cry.My life is filled with selfishness, my pain is all I see,But I need you, I need your love, unconditionally.Accept me in my ups and downs, I need someone to share, Just hold my hand and let me cry, and say,”My friend, I really do care.”

Author Unknown

 

http://stmarysnewark.org

The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

If I Knew

If I knew it would be the last time That I’d see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say yes  “I love you,” instead of assuming you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well I’m sure you’ll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right. There will always be another day to say ” I love you,”And certainly there’s another chance to say our  “Anything I can do?” But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I’d like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.

The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chanceyou get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day,

That you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss.

Were you too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.




 

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear.


Tell them how much you love them and that you’ll always hold them dear in my heart.

 

Little Angel watching over the grave at Newark Cemetery

 
 

 
 
 

Take time to say ” I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.”

 
 
 
 

If tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 Little Angel watching over the grave at Newark Cemetery

 
 
  
 
 
 

 

by Laurencegoff

Angels When you were born, an angel smiled,

As you became a child, an angel sat on your shoulder

When you became an adult, an angel held your hand

As you grew old, an angel walked down the road with you,

And, when you died, another angel got their wings.

–Unknown

Don’t Tell Me

Don’t tell me that you understand, don’t tell me that you know, Don’t tell me that I will survive, how I will surely grow.

Don’t tell me this is just a test, that I am truly blessed,That I am chosen for this task, apart from all the rest.Don’t come at me with answers that can only come from me,Don’t tell me how my grief will pass, that I will soon be free.Don’t stand in pious judgment of the bonds I must untie,Don’t tell me how to suffer, don’t tell me how to cry.My life is filled with selfishness, my pain is all I see,But I need you, I need your love, unconditionally.Accept me in my ups and downs, I need someone to share, Just hold my hand and let me cry, and say,”My friend, I really do care.”

Author Unknown

“At the going down of the Sun and in the morning, we shall remember them.”

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The Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s Centre of Remembrance

The Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s Centre of Remembrance

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Friends Of Newark Cemetery

Will be organizing a Coach Trip Wednesday 28th May 2014

From Newark On Trent to The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Croxall Rd, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

Travel Wright Ltd,  Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2AG.

Leaving 9.00am – 9.15pm arriving by 11am  leaving at  4.30pm returning to Newark at  6pm.

 First pickup points at 9.00am The  Friendly Farmer Restaurant

 Located next to the Shell Petrol Station The A46, A17, A1 Roundabout,  Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY. Restaurant open at 8am for Breakfast or a cuppa, free parking.

Another pickup at 9.15am Holy Trinity RC School, Boundary Road, Newark NG24 4AU

Tickets are on sale  at Newark Town Hall, Market Place Reception

 01636 680333.  From Newark Market Place into the Buttermarket  catch elevator on the right to 2nd floor from

 9.30am – 4pm

 Monday – Friday.

For more information

Laurence Goff

01636-681878

Mobile 07794613879

Special offer for family tickets Two Adults and Two Children £32

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

www.thenma.org.uk

http://www.thenma.org.uk

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Polish armoured Forces 

The National Memorial Arboretum honours the fallen, recognises service, sacrifice and pride in our country. It is a spiritually uplifting place and is emerging as a world-renowned centre for remembrance. There are nearly 300 memorials for the armed forces, civilian organisations and voluntary bodies who have played a part in serving their country around the world.

The National Memorial Arboretum

 Croxall Rd, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

01283 792333

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Polish armoured Forces, Staffordshire

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The National Memorial Arboretum

 Croxall Rd, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

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The National Memorial Arboretum

 Croxall Rd, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR

01283 792333

info@thenma.org.uk

http://www.thenma.org.uk/

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Brave Polish that come over during the 2nd world war. We are grateful for you helping

out at our time of need

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Thanks to the Polish during 2nd world war

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 The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, an uplifting visit for all ages

Honours The Fallen All Year Round

The Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s Centre of Remembrance

The Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s Centre of Remembrance

Laurence Goff Chairman  Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer 

 

Click on  for location of Cemetery Newark-on-Trent

Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

My blogging principles are that I strive to be accurate. I promptly correct any inaccuracy or error with a visible edit and update. I attribute and link to sources on the web wherever possible. My direct contact details are displayed on every page of the site. I do not receive payment or services for any reviews or editorial. And this is a personal blog. The views expressed are solely my own, and do not reflect the views of Newark Town Council

This memorial website has been put together by Laurence Goff. It has been dedicated to the thousands of people who final resting place is in our beautiful and historic Cemetery for over 150 years.

Laurence Goff

 
 
 


 

 

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