Friday, 11 November 2011

November 11 - Remembrance Day.

Republishing this post (from 2010) for November 11th 2011

 Thursday 11 November 2010 will mark the 92th Anniversary of the Armistice, 
today known as Remembrance Day. 

On Monday 11 November 1918 at 11 am the guns of the Western Front fell silent 
after more than four years of continuous warfare.
The following message was received from the Secretary of State for Colonies through the Governor-General by the Acting Prime Minister (Mr.Watt) shortly before midnight: 

LONDON, Nov. 11, 10.55 a.m.-Most Urgent. 
Armistice signed at 5 o’clock this morning.
LONDON, Monday, Noon. The Prime Minister (Mr. Lloyd George) announces that the armistice was signed at 5 o’clock on Monday morning. Hostilities ceased at 11 a.m.

over the next few days I will blog about family members 
that were in the Armed Forces during this dark period of WW1

including three brothers killed within weeks of each other in 1917

may they all R.I.P

an updated blog post uploaded at
11.00am on 11th November is 

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