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Information on fallen Kingswinford soldiers needed for remembrance book
5:00pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
DEVOTED researchers are hoping to piece together the last bit of the puzzle and identify five soldiers from Kingswinford who died in World War I and II before they publish a book of remembrance next year.
Members of the Wall Heath and Kingswinford War Memorial Group have spent the past 12 months researching the names on the Kingswinford and Wall Heath War Memorials to create the book, which will contain a biography of each solider listed and a photograph, where available.
But before the book is published, the group desperately want to trace the details of five remaining soldiers.
They are yet to identify W Holden from World War II and W Deeley, W S E Southall, J T Williams and S Willetts from World War I, who are all listed on the Kingswinford War Memorial.
Joy Marshall, a member of the group, said: “We will soon have to get all the information on the men written up so that the book can go to the printers but there are still some men we know little or even nothing about. It could make all the difference in tracking down the last five men.”
The group hope people will come forward with information, when they put on an armistice display at The Cross, Kingswinford on Saturday November 9 from 10am to 3pm.
The Mayor of Dudley, councillor Alan Finch will attend along with local cllrs Dave Tyler and Lynn Boleyn.
Anyone with information, who is unable to attend the event should call Mrs Marshall on 07739572121 or email email@example.com
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