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The Roll of Honour for Poole in the First World War contains 700 names. Over 7000 people on active service returned from war and there are those who worked in munitions factories and wartime industry, doctors, nurses and bereaved families. The website will ultimately commemorate all of these people and information is being researched and added everyday. Start with looking at the Roll of Honour to understand the number of men who made the ultimate sacrifice. Browse the names or search for men and families from your area or street. Please contact us for further assistance.
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.