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Bringing Home Their Names


On 8th July 2017, one hundred years after the Battle of Oppy Wood, 4 Army Veterans from Hull Veterans Support Centre completed their walk of the 300 miles from the War Cemetery in France to ceremomially bring home the names of the Hull Pals to the Street Memorial in Sharpe Street, Hull.

From the serenity of Oppy,
Once a very different scene,
Now a calm but cruel reminder
Of the things that had been
Where one hundred years ago,
With the Hull Pals pinned down
Jack Harrison gave his life
And brought glory to our town.

From that serenity four Veterans
From very different wars
Conflicts and campaigns
Dedicated time to the cause,
Walked  with aching limbs
And blistered weary feetv   C
To bring home the names to
Their Memorial on Sharpe St.
We parade with respect
Booted and suited today
On our comrades return
From that long weary way.

They brought home the names
Passed their own personal  test
So the lost Pals of Hull may finally
Sleep peacefully in their rest.
We will not forget though
One hundred years have passed
From this act of love and respect
In name Those Pals are home at last.







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