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The Great War of 1914-1918: lest we forget

Fifty seven colleagues from the 44 British Woolworth stores volunteered for Great War service.
Less than half of them returned. We also remember Associates from the Canadian and American stores who fell far from home.


Lest we forget.  Sanctuary Wood, Flanders.  A British front-line trench from the Great War.


An open trench in Santuary Wood, Flanders, photographed by Miss C. Rowe of
Woolworths Wimbourne in 1938, as a reminder of the "war to end all wars".
A year later Europe went to war again.


They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old,
Age shall not wither them nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We shall remember them

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Memoria in Aeterna. Semper Fideles. FWW MMXII.


Memoria in Aeterna. Semper Fideles.
F.W. Woolworth Colleagues and Friends - 'Gone but not forgotten' MMXII


'Your King and Country Want You' by Paul A. Rubens
performed by Maggie Teyte (Soprano)
on Columbia Record No. 495
Columbia Records, Woolworth Building, NY 1002, USA MCMXIV
with thanks to CBS and their predecessors the Columbia Gramophone Company


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USA The $65m US merger     Woolworth Building - the world's tallest    Great war impact in the US

People Working for Woolies in the 1910s    US recruits to the UK    Replacing Frank Woolworth    Great War Memorial

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