by Iain Roberts on 26 July, 2014
From Gatley Village Partnership:
There are 17 names on the Gatley War Memorial – Gatley men who gave their lives in the first World War, 100 years ago.
Gatley Village Partnership (GVP) wants these men to be remembered and for everyone to know about them.
With the help of with local historian John Hartley we have placed 17 posters – one for every man who died – on Gatley Green. Each tells the story of one of the men. John will be telling more about them in his talk at St. James’ Church Hall on Sunday 3rd August, 3pm.
GVP will be putting 17 candles around the clock tower, the original war memorial, so that everyone walking or driving through Gatley will be reminded of the sacrifice made by ‘our men’.
Hydes Brewery will dedicate a room in the Prince of Wales pub to Lance Corporal William Taylor who lived with his parents before he went to war. The pub will also be joining in with the Lights Out campaign between 10 and 11pm on August 4th.
Everyone is invited to reflect on the sacrifice of the ‘Gatley 17’ on August 4th, whenthe church will be open, and to join in the Commemoration Service at 8pm in the church and later at the war memorial for 8:45pm
We will never forget.