Newent War Memorial
A new book is being launched at Newent Onion Fayre on 9th September about the Newent War Memorial. It has been written by members of Newent Local History Society and gives details about the Newent men whose names are inscribed on the memorial as well as those who should have been included. There are 110 in total.
The book is entitled “We Will Remember Them” and has taken three years to write, and is timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Details include the families, occupations and service history of each man, as well as their burial place, and medals awarded. The dead of both World Wars are included.
Leader of the project and Chairman of the Society, Dood Pearce, said “This has been a mammoth task and has involved research in many regimental museums and archives, newspapers, graveyards and Parish records by several society members. Help has also been given by the families, who have found photographs and letters. It will be a useful resource for local and family historians”.
The book will be on sale in St Mary’s Church, Newent, where the memorial is situated, price £12. If you cannot get to the Onion Fayre a copy can be obtained from Dood Pearce on 01531 821398 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org