Pershore Branch of The Royal British Legion – Armistice Ceremony

November 11th 10.45am
Pershore Cemetery, Defford Road, Pershore

At 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

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Picture by Trudy Burge

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Picture by Trudy Burge

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Picture Trudy Burge

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Picture by Trudy Burge

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This area of Pershore cemetery is looked after, like so many around the world, by the war graves commission.

The following pictures tell another story. Trudy Burge Explains.
“The niece of Joseph Ernest Dejardins (known as Ernie) contacted Pershore Town Council in 2005 asking for details on her Uncle’s grave on behalf of her Father (his brother) who had always wanted to come over to Pershore to see where his Brother was stationed and buried.  Ernie served at Pershore Airfield at Tilesford and unfortunately died in 1942 aged just 24 years.  Ann Dobbins ( Pershore Town Clerk) passed it to my Dad as nobody in the British Legion had the technology to investigate/correspond with the Desjardins family and hence I took it all on.  I videoed the area for them and posted it to Canada, together with the DVD of the VE60 parade.  Every year subsequently, we have put a plaque/wreath on the grave at Remembrance and at Christmas so I have “adopted” Ernie on behalf of Jill who still emails me regularly and we’ve become good friends”.

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Civic dignitaries and representatives of the British Legion, witness the placing of a special poppy wreath with Canadian Major Michael Bernardo, pictured above and below.

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When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, 
For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today

 

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