Saturday, 16 December 2017

Lest we forget: Henley's ‘missing’ soldiers

A BOOK identifying soldiers from the Henley area who died in the First World War has been published.

Mike Willoughby began researching Bringing Them Home nine years ago after learning that his great uncle had died at the Somme.

The 320-page commemoration includes details of all the men from Henley who died in the war and the streets in which they lived.

It also has sections dedicated to the fallen from Bix, Dunsden, Fawley, Hambleden, Harpsden, Highmoor, Nettlebed, Nuffield, Remenham, Rotherfield Greys, Shiplake and Stonor.

Mr Willoughby, from Woodcote, said he was “over the moon” with the book, which is published by the Higgs Group, publisher of the Henley Standard. A total of 1,000 copies have been printed.

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