Our Remembrance Stories: Cynthia Hall
There’s certainly no let up yet – the ‘Meet the Singers’ series roars on! Our next story comes from Cynthia Hall who shares her special connection to our show, ‘Lest We Forget’. Our performance this Sunday, 10th November, at the Whitley Bay Playhouse, is getting ever closer! We’re so excited to share our special show with our wonderful audience!
As you can see in the images below, Joseph was named in the London Gazette by the war office, on behalf of the King, for distinguished services in the Middle East. He was also mentioned in dispatches and awarded the Oak Leaf Medal for gallant action in the face of the enemy.
Joseph was wounded by a piece of shrapnel in his left leg and as a result he returned to England. However, after recuperating in hospital, he became a training instructor preparing troops for further conflict.
I knew him personally for 32 years and he was a quiet gentle family man. He went on to live a good life and died at the age of 86. We are all very proud of him.”