Continuing the weekly theme, inspired by Family History Across the Seas.
I always feel a sense of sadness when I come across a War Memorial. As I stand and reflect upon the names that appear on the Memorial, I have an acute sense of awareness that the names reflect not just a sacrifice made by the named individual, but beyond that there is a deep sense of loss to the families left behind. In some cases families suffered more than one loss. How do you recover from that?
Following the First World War there was an obvious increase in the amount of War Memorials. Each Memorial reflecting a generation lost. The photograph below is from the Parish of Enstone in Oxfordshire.