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Hucknall’s forgotten war heroes honoured

SALUTE TO THE FALLEN -- Mick Howard with the new plaque at the Cenotaph on Titchfield Park alongside Kevin Tomlinson, Chairman of the Hucknall branch of the Royal British Legion  DISPIC NHUD12-2799-3.

SALUTE TO THE FALLEN -- Mick Howard with the new plaque at the Cenotaph on Titchfield Park alongside Kevin Tomlinson, Chairman of the Hucknall branch of the Royal British Legion  DISPIC NHUD12-2799-3.

HUCKNALL will fall silent on Remembrance Sunday this weekend as it pays tribute to those who have laid down their lives in the defence of freedom in war zones around the world.

But this year’s service will be more poignant and emotional than ever as 102 ‘forgotten heroes’ from the town, who died during World War One, are at last honoured fully.

As previously revealed in the Dispatch, the names were inexplicably found to be missing from the war memorial in Titchfield Park.

Now a long-running campaign, led by the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion, has paved the way for a special new plaque to be added to the cenotaph.

The names of all 102 men will also be read out during the Remembrance service, which is sure to bring a tear to the eye.

“These are names that deserve recognition,” said Mick Howard, who is a retired Army Major, a member of Hucknall Royal British Legion and a driving force behind the initiative.

“I was absolutely astounded when I found out how many names were missing. We had to take action and I am delighted we have been able to achieve our goals.”

 

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