Nov 092012

The Memorial Wreath


Poppy Wreath Designed by Hilltop Florist

Cap of the Late Ian Rosser in Peninsula Barracks

The chosen man stood at the gate, “This is a first I am early Sir!” I am here, they are there, will I pass muster? God reached down and said, … “Soldier, your time is done you served your family well, your brothers too, now it is time to lay down your arms… and rest easy.” The Soldier said,”But my time is too short, my journey long, I need to go on… God said,”You are swift and bold, a chosen man they will remember you.” Lest we forget.

 Poem by Julie – Ann Rosser


Flanders Hill
Lest we Forget
The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (43rd and 52nd) The Kings Royal Rifle Corps ( 60th ) The Rifle Brigade ( Prince Consorts Own )
The Green Jackets and The Royal Green Jackets

including all those that served alongside them in their ancestral home

Peninsula Barracks Winchester

and their successors the newly formed regiment
The Rifles

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was over 37 million. There were over 16 million deaths and 20 million

wounded ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.


World War II fatality statistics vary, with estimates of total dead ranging from 50 million to over 70 million. The sources cited in this article document an estimated death toll in World War II of 62 to 78 million, making it the deadliest war in world history in absolute terms of total dead but not in terms of deaths relative to the world population.

When scholarly sources differ on the number of deaths in a country, a range of war losses is given, in order to inform readers that the death toll is disputed. Civilians killed totalled from 40 to 52 million, including 13 to 20 million from war-related disease and famine. Total military dead: from 22 to 25 million, including deaths in captivity of about 5 million prisoners of war.

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