100 years ago on this day, the 11th February 1915 Corporal George Povey of Connah’s Quay was led from his cell in Poperinge near Ypres, tied to a post, blindfolded and shot dead.
They claimed that he’d quit his post and was made an example of because he was a Corporal.
George is remembered on the Connah’s Quay/Shotton memorial which says a great deal for the people of Deeside as most of those who were shot at dawn were not listed on memorials. He is also remembered in the ‘Shot at Dawn’ memorial in the National Arboretum in Staffordshire.
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