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Seventeen WWI Servicemen Remembered

Article posted: Dec 14, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Long Eaton Air Cadets attend Rededication Parade

Air Cadets line up with Legion and Sea Cadets

Air Cadets from Long Eaton with their Banner were in attendance when seventeen residents from one street in Long Eaton who fell during WW1 were remembered during the Rededication of a Plaque bearing their names.

Cadet fronm the Banner Party looks on

A plaque was erected on one of the houses to commemorate this sacrifice. Long Eaton Branch of the Royal British Legion undertook to restore the Plaque to its former glory so those named will not be forgotten.

Bishop Roger Jupp of St Lawrence’s Church, Long Eaton, conducted a short service of rededication attended by the members of the Royal British Legion, local residents, Air Cadets from 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron as well as cadets from the Town’s other two cadet corps.

The Plaque listing the Seventeen.

The Last Post was sounded and Standards lowered heralding a silent pause to remember those who gave the supreme sacrifice.

For such a small street, Hamilton Road had more that its share of grief during the 1914 – 1918 War. Seventeen of its residents, including a father and son never returned.

Listed on the Plaque are the names of those that gave their lives. It is known that at least two of them have their names listed on the famous Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, among the thousands of other soldiers with no known graves.