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    THANK YOU REGGIE EARNSHAW

    I heard a story not often told,
    Of a cabin boy, both brave and bold.
    Who did not waver, did not bend,
    Who did his duty to the end.

    He sought to serve his country's cause,
    Without fanfare, without applause.
    He signed aboard a merchant ship,
    To sail into the apocalypse.

    NORTH DEVON sailed for the Tyne that day,
    When a German bomber came her way.
    All about the bombs did fall,
    Near the cabin boy, who stood up tall.

    He met his end in the engine room,
    Amid scalding steam and acrid fume.
    A mere young lad of fourteen years,
    A missing son, a Mother's tears.

    So, thank you Reggie Ernshaw,
    Who crossed that final bar.
    Who gave his life amid the strife,
    To remind us who we are.

    Ian Adrian Millar
    Last edited by Doc Vernon; 19th February 2021 at 08:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Thank you reggie ernshaw

    Please correct Reggie's last name it should be EARNSHAW. thanks

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    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    Medals I presented to Reggie's Sister Pauline.

    Reggies-Medals.jpg Reginald-Earnshaw-Grave2.jpg
    "Across the seas where the great waves grow, there are no fields for the poppies to grow, but its a place where Seamen sleep, died for their country, for you and for peace" (Billy McGee 2011)

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    Rest in peace Reggie. You are, and will always be,
    a true British hero, and the pride of an entire nation.

    Keith.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    I am glad that his sister got his medals and thanks to you for making that happen. Perhaps she would like a copy of the poem.

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    Nice gesture Ian, certain Billy (DeepSea) will let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Adrian Millar View Post
    I am glad that his sister got his medals and thanks to you for making that happen. Perhaps she would like a copy of the poem.
    Not been in touch with the family for about 18 month. Have emailed Pauline's Daughter to see if email address is still active and letting them know I am using his photo on the revised copy of my book.
    "Across the seas where the great waves grow, there are no fields for the poppies to grow, but its a place where Seamen sleep, died for their country, for you and for peace" (Billy McGee 2011)

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