In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, tho poppies grow
In Flanders field.
John McCrae 1919
The Hockley Page of Remembrance contains the names of Hockleys who served during World War I and II. This page commemorates their lives, soldiers and civilians who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. These men and women died for our country, our beliefs, and our freedom. LET US REMEMBER . . . . . . . . . !
Who are these men and women? Are they part of your family group? Do you have addition information about the individual? Is the person you're looking for not listed? Let us know! Help us record all the Hockleys that served in the many wars, whether they were killed or returned to their homeland to live out their lives.
Will include other wars as names are submitted. Send corrections and additional information, and maybe even a photograph to Darlene Heal. Remember to quote the regimental number of the individual or state that it is a new entry.
- The majority of the names and information were gathered from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Internet site, unless otherwise stated. For additional historical and commemorative information for each Hockley listed, visit the Debt of Honor Register.
- The original aim of The War Graves Photographic Project was to photograph every war grave, individual memorial, Ministry of Defence grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day. However, due to its popularity we have now extended our remit to cover all nationalities and military conflicts and make these available within a searchable database.
- BRITISH WAR GRAVES
- If you are looking for photographs of British War Graves, this webpage has thousands of photographs of War Graves from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries in the UK & around the world. All of which are available free of charge.
- Darlene Heal wrote (April 27, 2015):
- In 2012, I volunteered to obtain photographs of 55 graves of British Servicemen from ten different cemeteries across British Columbia for the British War Graves website. At first, I had planned on stopping at each cemetery on one of my trips to the coast, instead, I started sending emails to local historical societies, genealogy groups, museums, city halls, in the ten communities. The response was commendable, a group or individual from each community stepped up and went out to the cemetery and took photographs of the gravesites and headstones. The photographs were then forwarded to Mike McCann at the British War Graves website.
- It was an honour to volunteer for such a worthwhile project!
- The six Books of Remembrance, together, commemorate the lives of 114,710 Canadians who lost their lives while serving their country in battle outside Canada since Confederation. All the books are kept in the Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada. The Books of Remembrance is a beautiful work of art and this Internet site is worth visiting. They turn one page in each of the six Books, daily, in a ceremony held at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony is performed by a member of The House of Commons Service Staff. Once every twelve months, each name in every book appears at least once. They guard these books 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA
- Soldiers of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Copies of the CEF files can be ordered from the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. If you are patient, the archives are digitizing these records and you can download the PDF file linked to the soldiers name. The digitized file is so much nicer than the photocopies . . . as of April 2015 they have uploaded A to D, which means they still have a long way to go . . . !
Service Files of the Second World War - War Dead (1939-1947)
Service Files of the Royal Canadian Navy (1910-1941)
Hockley Family HistoryUpdated: April 28, 2015