Six Smiths after A Slaymaker

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J SmithNames on below the Maiwand lion in Reading town’s Forbury Gardens.

The lion commemorates the deaths of 329 men from the 66th Berkshire Regiment during the campaign in Afghanistan between 1878 and 1880

Six Smiths after A Slaymaker
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  1. p-g writes:

    When we were kids (back in the Dark Ages), it was common knowledge that the artist/sculptor of the Maiwand Lion commited suicide after realising that the lion’s legs were incorrectly portrayed. Completely untrue – but I wonder if this belief still survives at all?

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  2. Kay Guest writes:

    I was very surprised the first time I saw a long list of men who had died in World War I, their names were inside the church of a very small village in England. Such a great loss.

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  3. wendy writes:

    Kay, you’re right its really obvious in churches and often on crosses in villlage centres – WW1 and WW2 virtually wiped out a generation of men in the UK

    I’m only here because one grandad was badly wounded, never walked again, in WW1 – so he was excused fighting in WW2 and survived. The other grandad was a priest not sent to the front lines.

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