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Details wanted on fallen heroes

Families of Armed Forces personnel who died in the Great War are being asked to give details for a book which is being put together by the Freemen of Berwick.

The information collected will then be presented to Berwick archives.

The news was revealed by Captain James Evans, chairman of the Freemen’s Guild, at a meeting of Berwick Royal British Legion. He stressed that all family members, whether Freemen or not, were welcome to be involved.

The Freemen are also planning a tour of the battlefields and the Menin Gate at Ypres in 2015. The Legion committee was invited to join and its chairman, the Rev Bob Higham, said they welcomed the opportunity.

Captain Evans, revealing details of the book proposal, said the generation who fought in the great war of 1914-18 had all gone and the next generation would now be pensioners, so it was important that all possible information should be gathered in now, before it was too late.

The Legion is continuing its efforts to see what can be done to recognise the names of the Berwick forces who died in World War Two. The dedication of names at the Tweedmouth memorial in July - a move initiated by local school children - had been much appreciated.

 

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