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Today is 11 November, Armistice Day

11th November 2020 @ 6:06am – by Tattenhall Local History
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Today is 11 November.

Although 'Armistice' is commemorated on the nearest Sunday to 11 November, it is actually on this day in history that fighting in the Great War stopped i.e. at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

Whilst acts of Remembrance have been severely truncated this year because of Covid regulations, it is likely that throughout the land at the stroke of 11am, individuals will today pause for a two minute silence.

You will notice that on one of the crosses, the name of 'George Morgan' appears (our thanks to Keith Titchener for forwarding this image).

The story of Stoker 1st Class George Morgan (shown in full uniform to the right) is remarkable since George served on HMS Trinidad, the vessel that 'torpedoed itself'. The full story can be viewed on the Tattenhall Local History Website CLICK HERE.

HMS Trinidad, although severely damaged was able to proceed under her own power towards Kola Inlet and the dry dock at Rosta where she underwent partial repairs. Those men who did not survive were committed to the sea at the mouth of the Kola Inlet.

Stoker 1st Class George Morgan survived the initial torpedo damage, but he was to die just 6 weeks later during HMS Trinidad's attempts to return home.

Our thanks to all contributors over many days and the quite remarkable images that have been forwarded to Tattenhall Online – 'IN GRATITUDE TO ALL WHO SERVED'.

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