Veteran's memorial name plea

A retired doctor from Shrewsbury has won a fight to have her great uncle's name spelled correctly on a village memorial 97 years after he died in France aged 20 during the First World War.

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Private Samuel told his family 'I'm going now and don't expect to be back'

WWI soldier George Samuel Credit: Family Handout/PA Wire

Private Samuel was a soldier in the London Regiment according to his great niece, Alison Corfield.

She says he fought in the Battle of the Somme, which began in July 1916.

"He was killed on September 30 1916. He died of wounds and is buried at St. Pierre cemetery in Amiens. There is a family story that when he joined up he said: 'I'm going now and I don't expect to be back.'"

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Woman wins fight to have war veteran uncle's grave name spelled correctly

The misspelt name of George Samuel on the Shepreth war memorial in Cambridgeshire. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A woman from Shrewsbury has won a fight to have her great uncle's name spelled correctly on a village memorial 97 years after his death during the First World War.

Alison Corfield says the mis-spelling of Private George Samuel's name as "Samuels" on the memorial in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, caused great distress to her parents after the war ended.

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