Newent War Memorial
Over the last three years Newent Local History Society has been writing a book about the men whose names appear on the Town’s War Memorial. This massive research project has been carried out by seven members of the Society headed by the Chairman Dood Pearce.
During this research it became evident that a number of names are missing on the Memorial and steps are being taken to rectify this. They are included in the book.
The book is due to be published at this year’s Onion Fair on September 8th (price £12), and a display will be on show in St. Mary’s Church telling the story of the men who died. The men are buried or commemorated all around the world from both World Wars. Many died in action and their bodies were never recovered, others died in accidents or from illness, some as prisoners of war.
The story of their lives and families and the circumstances of their death are all faithfully recorded for future generations, and it is fitting that the book will be published in the 100th anniversary year of the end of World War I.