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Thread: Sgt Arnold Loosemore VC (WW1)

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    Thanks for this post Bear, it was excellent reading and a sad end for yet another hero.

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    Great stuff..thanks for posting

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    Further research has identified that after the war Arnold lived at House 3 Court 11, 211 Stannington Road. This was a three story building at the back of 211 Stannington Rd. It is highlighted on this map in yellow.

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    This house no longer stands, having been replaced by new builds...


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    Good thread Mr Bear see you can do it if you try.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil W View Post
    Treating him more compassion and human decency almost a 100 years after his death than they did after he was invalided out of the army ,no mention about when he died in 1924 his family were refused a widows pension as he didn't ( in the eyes of the authories that made the rules ) have the decency to die during the war he helped to win
    The today much derided Hague was instrumental in having the rules as regards war widows' pensions amended.

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    Very good, thanks for taking the time to post

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    Thanks for creating the thread.

    Re the theft of the road signs, there is a WW1 memorial in Borough, Bermondsey that commemorates the death of sailors in a large naval engagement. There are (or rather were) two large bronze plaques depicting the engagement, that have sat there quite happily since about 1921. Sadly, somebody has decided to rip one off and steal it, presumably to melt it down.

    That the polished bronze fox's head spout, that graces the old water pump on Aldgate at the entrance to the City of London, is still in place is a minor miracle.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post

    Nice to see these historic gems in our capital are still there. I bet they get walked past by thousands of people who don't even notice they are there.

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    Agreed.

    Though nothing lasts forever, so I do sometimes wonder whether in 500 years the memorials to WW1 will still be there? All but inevitably they will be allowed to overgrow, the peoples of our future being as far removed from 1918 as we are from Martin Luther.

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    Liked that write up, cheers Bear.

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