Monday, 21 June 2021

100 years after, we remember them

THREE new war memorials will be unveiled in Henley to commemorate the soldiers who died as a result of the Great War.

One will be at the town hall and will be officially unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire Tim Stevenson after a service in Market Place on Sunday, August 3 (3pm).

The other two plaques will be installed at Holy Trinity Church and St Mary’s Church in November.

The plaques will feature the names of 298 soldiers from the Henley area who fought in the war, including 80 whose names are not included on the town’s existing memorials.

The “forgotten” servicemen were discovered by amateur historian Mike Willoughby, from Woodcote, for the Lest We Forget project, which is funded by the Henley Standard, the National Lottery and donations from the public.

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