The first is dedicated to the memory of Sgt. Charles William Bull (1914-1944) of Tutbury, Staffordshire, who was killed defending the bridge at Gavere, Belgium in 1944.
Sgt. Bull was buried in Gavere (Belgium) and the bridge was subsequently named after him. The citizens of Gavere have an annual commemoration for him; the following is a Google translation from the local paper in 2011:
GAVERE - The Scheldebrug Gavere the annual commemoration was held from war hero Sergeant William Bull. Patriotic associations and thirty Britons commemorated the hero, who in 1944 was killed in the defense of the Scheldt bridge. At the monument, which bears his name, a memorial wreath was laid by an officer of the Royal British Legion. President Paul Carion and vice president Etienne Engelbert of the local Association of Veterans of King Leopold III also laid flowers down. Secretary Joseph Callaert welcomed and thanked all present for the fitting tribute. Twenty banners of veterans organizations and military forces formed a guard of honor during the Last Post and the national anthems of Britain and Belgium.
Also a delegation from Gavere visits Tutbury every other year for a service at St. Mary’s church (the next visit is June 15th 2014) and people from Tutbury go to Gavere on the alternate years to honour his memory.
This story of his war years was written by Sgt. Bull’s nephew, David Charles Bull, in 2012. The story of Sgt. Bull’s war can be read by clicking this link
Lest We Forget - Nestlé
This book was published by Nestlé after the First World War. It was created after the Great War of 1914-1918 (as it was known at the time) to show:
"The feelings of pride with which all associated with the Nestle & Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company regard the service and sacrifice of the 1,213 employees who answered the call for their country in the Great War. In the armies, naval and air forces of Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Italy, Servia, Greece and Roumania, they fought and conquered, and the achievements have left a priceless heritage to those who are "carrying on" in the sphere of peaceful activity." (Spellings of Servia (Serbia) and Roumania (Romania) are as used at the time of original publication.)
The book contains photographs of all those Nestle employees worldwide who died and those who were decorated. It also lists all those who served.
The original that was scanned is in the possession of the Tutbury Museum, Duke Street, Tutbury, Staffordshire. A copy has been provided to Nestle who did not have a copy. Click the button below to view the book - note that this is a large file (being scanned from the original) and therefore may be slightly slow.