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Why that signature?


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I have been reading pals signatures for a while now, some are fantastic, some heartwrenching, some stupid, some cryptic but all mean something to someone, why does your signature say what it does.

My signature hit me like a tonne of bricks when I was reading about footballers on Tom Morgan's site Hellfire Corner. The words, the thoughts, everything really struck home the horrors that were Passchendaele

Kevin

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Mine is now a shameless advert for my war memorial websites.

Oh, and the reason why I do what I do what with my retirement

John

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Mines more or less to remember names of local men. I was going to change it ever so often when the correct date comes along for certain soldiers but I haven't had time. Also, it's also a way of remembering my Great Grandad, may he rest in peace.

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Well,

what do you think.

Arm

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Sorry - mine varies between inane (it fits) and the current ones - one political, one thoughtful.

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Mine is my name. Sorry.

Your name is Mud.

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Mine is my name. Sorry.

lol

KInd Regards,

SMJ

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I wonder, maybe to remember someone who means a lot to me, and, with whom I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with as I was growing up.

Andy

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Mine is family and relatives; most came back, some didn't.

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Gone but not forgotten,

One is a member of my family, the others are spiritual friends.

Mandy

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Members of my family who served 1914-18. I may expand it to include my wife's family, and research is still ongoing.

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mine is the topic that you can read about my greatgrandfather.

and off course a bit songtext for Iron Maiden. called the trooper. here's the rest off it:

You'll take my life but I'll take yours too

You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through

So when you're waiting for the next attack

You'd better stand there's no turning back.

The bugle sounds and the charge begins

But on this battlefield no one wins

The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath

As I plunge on into certain death.

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run

The mighty roar of the Russian guns

And as we race towards the human wall

The screams of pain as my comrades fall

We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground

And the Russians fire another round

We get so near yet so far away

We won't live to fight another day.

We get so close near enough to fight

When a Russian gets me in his sights

He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow

A burst of rounds take my horse below.

And as I lay there gazing at the sky

My body's numb and my throat is dry

And as I lay forgotten and alone

Without a tear I draw my parting groan

greets arneken

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Mines my great uncle and a blatant plug for my new web site for the Leeds Pals

regards

Andy

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Mine is a basic commemoration...I never knew any of the men who fought and died in Dalry, but I believe they deserve to be mentioned like everyone else's.

Lynz :lol:

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Mine is the announcement in the Birmingham Weekly Post of the death of my Great Grandfather, George White. It's the last line, "he leaves a widow and five children". I knew that before I came across the announcement, but seeing it in print, got to me a little.

So I use it as my signature, it's not just about remembering him, but the family he left behind as well.

Stephen

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Mine is remembering my Great Great Uncle, who pretty much went unknown in my family untill I found a photograph in the attic.

the second part is my interest and an extract from a poem about Mametz

Gaz

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Mine's because for me that is the original bit of war poetry - and because I knew about that war before I knew about the Great War...

Ailsa

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My former Corps first official regimental name in 1664, and it's hard earned and only motto! (By Sea, By Land).

Seph

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In memory of the men from my old Regiment who gave their lives .My wifes Great Uncle who we have only just discovered, and her G/Father who came back.

Frank

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A few of my ancestors, and those of my wife, that I know served in the Great War. Most survived, some did not.

Also my own personal connection with the "Royal Newfoundland Regiment" for the filming of a documentary here in Canada entitled "The Great War". An experience of a lifetime.

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