September 29th, 2016

Bromsgrove bugler among those to be remembered

Bromsgrove bugler among those to be remembered Bromsgrove bugler among those to be remembered
Updated: 5:19 pm, May 23, 2016

A BROMSGROVE bugler will be among those being remembered at county commemorations for sailors who died in the biggest naval battle of the First World War.

Alfred Eves, who was just 15, was killed during the conflict and some of his personal artefacts will be displayed at the centenary event at Worcester’s Guildhall on bank holiday Monday (May 30).

They have been contributed by his descendants and will be on show at the venue from 11am to 3pm, along with other items from Worcestershire sailors who lost their lives.

Remember the Fallen is joining forces with Worcester Sea Cadets and the Western Front Association to commemorate the Battle of Jutland, which saw British and German naval fleets clash in the North Sea, near Denmark.

The battle – which raged for two days from May 31, 1916 – cost more than 6,000 British sailors their lives, including at least 35 casualties from Worcestershire who are now commemorated on war memorials throughout the county.

Visitors will also be able to explore information on the battle, the ships that clashed in the North Sea and view a copy of the Victoria Cross awarded posthumously to 16-year-old Jack Cornwell for his gallant actions.

The free event will also feature a short midday ceremony to remember the fallen when the Last Post will be played before a minute’s silence is ended by the playing of the Reveille.

Remember the Fallen is keen to hear from anyone who may have information relating to a casualty of the battle.

Those with any details can e-mail Sandra Taylor at tommy@rememberthefallen.co.uk

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