This year on the 11th of November 2018 we will be marking centenary and the end of World War 1. Just like every year on I will be marking this day with my colleagues at Peterborough Mail Centre by laying a reef on the memorial marble slab outside our workplace, observing the parade of ex-army volunteers and listening to a prayer and few words to remember those colleagues who gave their lives from Peterborough postal services and all those who gave their precious lives many years ago for freedom of British Isles and all those who are effected by the Wars and conflicts around the world.
It has always intrigued me to know who these men were who’s names are etched on the memorial stone outside Peterborough mail centre, they worked for this company just like me many years ago . This year i decided to see if i could find out bit more about them so they don’t just remain “names”, this would be truly befitting tribute to them.
Although its been very difficult to find any pictures or info of these young men who died one hundred year ago, but during my research I came to know more about the pain and suffering people went through during WW1, I am afraid to say their is no glory in wars and World War 1 was a senseless slaughter of young people on massive scale.
I have been able to find some information to the best of my knowledge which I published here. I spoke to many people during my search one of those is Miss JANE KING who is a registered volunteer fieldworker for the Imperial war museum. Most of the information on this board is supplied by miss Jane King I would like to thank her and also like to thank Mr John Bell and Peter Clark and the people at postal museum London archive services , Peterborough central library for their kind help and advice.
LEST WE FORGET .
JASBIR SINGH (BAME OFFICER CWUE5)