Lest we forget those brave men of Waldron

Waldron village has been holding a series of events to introduce new residents and remind existing residents of their village history.

And organisers hope to ‘bring alive’ the names on the war memorial. Fifty-four men from the parish died in the conflict of 1914-18 and 21 men in that of 1939-45.

Said spokesman Barry Russell: ‘We are now looking for information on any of the men remembered on the memorial. In particular we are seeking photographs of those brave men who died.

‘The Commonwealth War Graves Commission allows access to some personal details but a picture provides a visual record of the men and helps to bring them to life.

‘Already we have some photographs of the men on the memorial and I have to say that when viewed collectively with details of their ages you begin to realise the enormity of the sacrifice that these men made.

Next year will be the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the outbreak of the 1914-18 war and the Remembrance Day Service at 11 o’clock, on the 11th day of the 11th month this November will have an added poignancy if we can somehow remember them, not only with our thoughts and prayers, but with a visual record as well.

‘Can readers help provide a photograph of any of the men, in either world war, whose name appears on the Waldron war memorial. If so would you please contact Barry Russell on 01435 865427 or email bk.russell@sky.com’