Remembering St Michael’s first three WW1 fatalities 100 years ago this August

During the 10 am Holy Communion Service on Sunday 9th August, the congregation at St Michael’s Church will be remembering the first three parishioners to lose their lives in WW1. The men were Wilfred Hitching (8 August 1915), Henry Gordon Carter (19 August 1915) and Archibald Frank Mortimer (28 August 1915) who fell in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915, 100 years ago this August.

Wilfred Hitching’s death and reports that Henry Gordon Carter was missing in combat appeared in the September-October 1915 Parish Magazine. Confirmation of Henry Gordon Carter’s death was reported in the November edition. He had held the position of Superintendent of the Children’s Service at St Michael’s for a year prior to the war. Archibald Mortimer’s name was added to the roll along with 8 other men after the end of hostilities.

To read the biographies of the men, click here