HERE is an extract from Mr Potts's book, documenting just one soldier's tragic tale.
'Private Albert Ellis Brock, 'C' Company, 1st Bn, Cheshire Regiment, died May 11, 1916, aged 31, at home. Buried Haslington (St. Matthew) Churchyard, Cheshire, and commemorated on the Haslington War Memorial.
Son of Vincent Henry and Harriet Ann Brock of New Street, Crewe, and husband of Maud Brock (nee Cooper) of 12, Bold Street, Haslington.
They had married at St. Matthew's Church, Haslington on June 1, 1912. Their only son, Vincent Arnold, was born on August 8, 1913. Went to France (Le Havre) on August 16, 1914. Fought in the Battle of Mons where he was badly wounded in the right forearm (shrapnel wound just below the elbow joint, which shattered both the radius and ulna bones) on August 24, during the famous rearguard action by the Cheshires at Audregnies (under Captain Dugmore). He was taken prisoner, but later released due to a prisoner exchange,
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Those that have never experienced War will always think War a good idea,
The Royal Artillery Prayer
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who dost everywhere lead
thy people in the way of righteousness, Vouchsafe so as to lead the
Royal Regiment of Artillery, That wherever we serve, on land or sea or in
the air, We may win the glory of doing thy will Amen.
A quarter of homeless people are ex-services and 5,000 former service personnel are in prison.
The Red Poppy Company.
Did you know that each year an average of ten Falklands veterans commit suicide, this means that more soldiers have killed themselves since the end of that war than the fewer than two hundred and fifty eight who died during it.
(Source: Times cover story 12/11/02)
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Ex-servicemen make up a quarter of homeless people in Britain, according to Shelter and the government's social exclusion unit.