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Join Friends group to remember fallen heroes

Residents are being invited to join the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery to honour those killed in battle.

Wisbech General Cemetery

The community group is holding a special Armistice Day commemoration at the cemetery on Friday, November 10, at 11am to remember fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives during the First World War.

Friends chairman Sue Beel said: "There are ten servicemen who gave their lives during the war buried in Wisbech General Cemetery, and for only two of them were their families able to provide a memorial stone. All the others are in unmarked graves.

"We want to take this opportunity of Armistice Day to lay a poppy on each of the graves and to remember them all for everything they did for our freedom."

"The War Graves Commission has pledged to mark each of the graves with a headstone and we hope this will happen in the near future."

Anyone wishing to join the Friends should meet at the cemetery in North End for 11am. Everyone is welcome.

Earlier this month, at Fenland District Council's annual volunteer Celebration Evening, the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery won the Best Youth project award for an Armistice Day ceremony it held last year with the town's St Peter's Junior School.

For more information about the Friends' Armistice Day event on November 10, contact Sue Beel on 01945 584319.

Article added: October 30, 2017