1918

1918

No longer threatened by fighting on two fronts, Germany launched a spring offensive across the Western Front. Although this was initially successful, the Allies were nonetheless able to push back the advance during the summer. By the end of September the situation facing the over-extended, under-supplied German military became hopeless, with mutiny and political upheaval leading to peace overtures.

Hostilities officially ended with the signing of the armistice in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne at 11 am on 11 November 1918.

The following died:

December    John Willie Walton (not on plaque)

November    Albert Wallace Peters

November    James Hargreaves Morton

October         Walter Roberstshaw

October         Charles Whitham

October         Philp Reid Paul

April                Thomas Benedict Melling

March             Edmund Rogers Pape

March             Arthur Osgood Porter

We hope at the centennial year’s end (by December 2018) to add biographical and service details for each of those we have identified.