The Lost Men of Bishopthorpe: First World War

As we proceed through the years 2014 to 2018, I intend to publish the names of the fallen from Bishopthorpe in both Link and Bishopthorpe dot net in the month which marked the centenary of their deaths. These two Bishopthorpe men died just a hundred years ago on the same day, but with different units, during the Battle of Passchedaele.

Private, No. 41868, 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.
Missing, presumed killed in action 20 September, 1917, while participating in an attack during the Third Battle of Ypres. He was 39 years of age.
He is commemorated on Tyne Cot Cemetery Memorial to the Missing, Panel 21.

FUGUEL, Mark Walter
Private, No. 27536, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Killed in action, on 20 September, 1917, aged 38, near Ypres in Belgium.
Buried in Grave No. LXVII. C. 10, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.

As well as spending a few moments thinking of these men and their families, I hope that you find the details of some interest.
Remember them.
Ken Haywood

Parish Councillor and Internal Auditor Needed

Bishopthorpe Parish Council is currently looking for a new Parish Councillor and an Internal Auditor.

The Councillor will be required to attend monthly meetings and associated work between meetings.

The Internal Auditor will be required to review our procedures and annual accounts prior to submission to the external auditor.

If anyone is interested, please drop a note in the Village Hall letter box, speak to a current councillor or attend one of our meetings.

Hospice Care Week 2017

Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK, which helps to change people’s perceptions of hospice care.

This year St Leonard’s nurses are giving tours to members of the public who are interested to find out more about the care that we give. These will run from Monday 9th of October to Thursday 12th October, from 4pm to 7pm on the hour.

The Fundraising Team are also holding a ‘Thank You’ event to supporters past, present and future between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 12th October.

Please visit the St Leonard’s Hospice website to find out more about these events, and the valuable work that the hospice performs.