Peachment, Rifleman. George Stanley [memorial] b. May 5, 1897 d. September 25, 1915 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Bury, Lancashire, England, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, British Army. During the Battle of Loos near Hulluch, France, on September 25, 1915, the 2nd Battalion was ordered to retreat and reorganize. Private Peachment, seeing a wounded officer lying in the open, crawled to assist him. Under heavy German fire he knelt in the open by the officer and tried to help him. Private Peachment...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Panel 101 and 102.
Sorley, Capt. Charles Hamilton b. May 19, 1895 d. October 13, 1915 Poet. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he was killed In Action by a German sniper on October 13, 1915, while serving with the 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment at the Battle of Loos. One of the more famous of the First World War poets, one of his last poems was "When you see millions of the mouthless dead Across your dreams in pale battalions go, Say not soft things as other men have said, That you'll remember. For you need not so. Give them not praise.For, deaf, how should they know It is not curses...[Read More] (Bio by: EHL) Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Panel 37 and 38