As we are now all in a difficult time then I felt that it is time to remember and reflect on those who served us so well in the past and gave the ultimate sacrifice as this could be a time when we can only reflect on Remembrance Sunday at 11am and give them 2 minutes of our  precious time.

 

Let us remember

 

Fitzmaurice Valentine Scoones - his name is forever remembered on the Feltham War Memorial  -  photo below

He was the son of Major Fitzmaurice Scoones who lived at Holly Farm (now Holly Parade ) in 1911 having previously been living at The Hermitage in Heston. As a man of Middlesex, F V Scoones was one of 4 brothers all who served in the Army, 2 of the brothers became high ranking officers in the Indian Army who fought at the Battle of  Imphal which was part of the WW11 Burma Campaign (am at present writing up a history of this family as part of my Military Project 2020) . The last brother died in 1991 aged 90.

 

Let us remember

 

Denys Alfred Lafone Ainslie – see details attached  - son of William Ainslie and Jane Lafone dau of Alfred Lafone of Hanworth Park House

 

Mr William Longstaff Ainslie was a local Councillor, – he was also served on the County [Middlesex] Court.

 

Let us remember

 

 

The Isleworth 390

The Project To commemorate and recognise each of the 390 individuals of Isleworth who died serving in WW1. A parade was organised on the 9th Nov 2014 which saw 390 school children, each wearing a sash with one of the fallen soldiers’ names on, parade around Isleworth before the centenary service at the Isleworth War Memorial.

 

(A book has been produced detailing 375 biographies of  the 390 men listed on the Isleworth Memorial and is available from the Isleworth Society).

 

 

 Let us remember any family member who served his country

 

Am proud to remember my Grandfathers

Major John Smith Woods of the Siege Battery Royal Artillery who as a young man served in WW1 in France, Belgian and latterly Sierra Leone as part of the BEF being mentioned in despatches and receiving the MC and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. He was unfit for service in WW2 as he suffered from poor eyesight and a heart condition which were both hereditary . He became a successful businessman and resided in Staines  - he passed away from a heart attack at the early age of 56.

 

A/Sgt  Maurice Harry Fredjohn – a Russian Jew who escaped from Silesia in the early 1900’s and was attached to the Labour Corps and sent to North East Russia as part of Operation SYREN based in Murmansk as an Russian speaking interpreter and awarded the MSM for his services and full British Citizenship in 1920.

He worked as a London Merchant after WW1 but was employed by the Secret Service in WW2 being subsequently captured and executed in 1942 leaving behind a widow of 42 with 3 children.

 

At the going down of the sun we will remember them

 

We will remember them