Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Just Something in the Paper

I finally got round to reading our local paper, the Isle of Wight County Press, yesterday and there was one small item that caught my eye.

Every week the paper runs a feature entitled, "Looking Back". This reprises some of it's stories from alternatively 10 years, 25 years, 50 years, 75 years and 100 years ago. This being the centenary of the First World War I looked at the entry for January 2nd, 1915.

It simply read, "The number of Island men who died fighting in the First World War that week was 72.

That was Seventy two young men, in just one week, out of a total population of less than 90,000 Islanders.

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