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New names will be added to Atherton war memorial roll of honour
6:40am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
THE quest to have missing names added to the long list of war casualties Atherton war memorial continues.
The town’s branches of the Royal British Legion and the Royal Navy Association highlighted their search in a Journal article in August.
“That article resulted in a couple of new names to add to the Roll of Honour. At our meeting last Thursday we agreed to extend the period until after the Remembrance Sunday and up to November 20,” said RBL spokesman Bob Splaine.
Branch officials believe at least 20 names are absent from the Roll of Honour from the second World War and also from other conflicts such as Northern Ireland, Iraq and Malaya.
Contact RBL branch secretary Peter Powell on 01942 791319 or Mr Splaine on 01942 874320.
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