Haslingfield and the Great War

Many thanks to Brian Sewell, of River Farm, for information relating to his father. Arthur Sewell took an active part in the Great War, fighting at the Somme and at Ypres. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery. He also took part in the famous Christmas Day football match between the Germans and British. He was later captured, but managed to escape. When he arrived home late at night he called out “Have you got a bed for a weary soldier?” It was the first his parents had heard of him since he had been posted missing years before.

If you have any stories about your family in the Great War, I would be delighted to hear from you, and with your permission will use extracts in our planned presentation on November 11th.


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