Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The last five and a goodbye

The last five blocks are sewn and now the process of  making it into a quilt begins. Phillip Joseph McCahery killed in action in France 26th April 1918

This is the centre block and is for all those other soldiers killed in WW1.

Charles William Dau was gassed with mustard and phosphene gas on 23.7.18 and died following that 3 days later.

John Hammond has rather a sad story. On 13th May 1918 in Corbie, France, a HE shell landed on the building he was in, broke through the cellar where he was sleeping, and exploded.A piece of shell hit his head killing him instantly. He must have worked hard as his team were on duty but he had been allowed a sleep-in. There were many eye witnesses to tell of this event.

William Leahy was killed in action 11th August 1918 in France. In 1917 he was awarded the DCM( Distinguished Conduct Medal). As you can see I didn't do a good job o my first attempt so had to redo it... the one on the left will be in the quilt.
 Many thanks to Maree for taking us on this journey. Many hours of research went into this and it has been so interesting earning a little about the men from Kilmore and it's surrounds.

Finally a farewell to the little buddy on the left of this photo. My beautiful boy and his beloved Bayley were reunited in spirit on Friday and are now having a ball playing together. You can see the adoration on both faces. Today Bayley came home and I aim to reunite him physically with DS1 soon. Thanks to Eden Hills for making a sad time easier.


  1. Good you got your blocks sewn.
    So sorry to hear about poor little Bayley. Hope you are ok

  2. well done on finishing your blocks!
    So sorry to hear about Bayley. He seemd like he still had a lot of go in him. Will miss his greeting at the door when I visited especially seeing as we had broken the ice last visit and he was happy for a pat. I am sure he will be keeping Christopher company.

    Sending you a hug.

  3. Great Blocks Liz.
    So sorry about little Baley, but hope he and his mate are back together again.
    Hugs R.

  4. So looking forward to see your Honour Quilt together...sorry about Bayley...