Commemoration, Legacy and Reflection

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Intro to Commemoration, Legacy and Reflection

How were the Men Behind the Glass remembered and commemorated by grieving families, institutions and communities after the Great War? Families, Churches and Schools all remembered their fallen and today, 100 years later, the commemoration continues. Never Forget.

Soldiers featured in this story

John Davis (OC 49)

Before the Great War, Davis had been a minister in Buittle Parish Church in Scotland. In 1916, he enlisted for service in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was sent to Mesopotamia. He died of heat stroke in July 1917. After the conflict, Mr W.J.H. Maxwell of Munches, one Davis’ former parishioners, commissioned at his own expense a brass mural tablet in memory of the Rev John Davis, which was fitted on the chancel wall of the church (see below).