Ousby - A Thankful Village

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Ousby - A Thankful Village

Postby hussar1000 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:34 pm

I have recently been looking into Thankful Villages - those villages where all those who went to serve in the two world wars returned. Such villages are few and far between and I note only one in old Cumberland, Ousby.

There are 53 Thankful Villages in England and only (I think) 13 "doubly " Thankful, ie no fatalities in both world wars. A reminder to us all just how devastating these conflicts were to even the smallest of communities.

I do note ironically that one Thankful Village in Gloucestershire is Upper Slaughter!

Many of these villages have on their signs as you enter them "A Thankful Village"
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Re: Ousby - A Thankful Village

Postby spike » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:41 pm

A link to some more information on Ousby


LINK - Border Regiment in the Great War Websites
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