Author: Jill E King Publisher: C.C. Publishing (Chester) ISBN: 978-0-949001-63-4 PRICE (UK) £15.00
This latest, thoroughly researched book from local historian, Jill King, documents the lives of the 32 servicemen whose names are listed on the brass memorial plaque in St. John's Church, Sandiway. Jill felt that for too long the inscriptions had been merely a list of names and after all they and their kinsfolk endured, it hardly seemed enough.
It is learnt where those who fell lived and worked, about their families and the anguish their loss caused. There are poignant anecdotes from family and friends and details of each casualties service, when and how they came to lose their lives and where they are remembered. There is a moving story behind each and every one of these brave young men.
'Our Sacrifice' will have a very limited print run so if you want to be really sure of a copy you can reserve one either
- copies of the book are also available from Handleys Newsagents, Mere Lane and WH Garner Butchers, Warrington Road (only open on Saturdays).
The 120+ A4 good quality paper pages include 217 illustrations in both black and white, and colour. These include original documents, newspaper cuttings and letters from the time as well as many old images of our village and treasured family photographs.