12:09 pm, Sun 14 Apr 2013
WWI soldier George Samuel
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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.'"
11:16 am, Sun 14 Apr 2013
Alison Corfield says she is delighted by the parish council's decision to correct her great uncle's memorial name.
Mrs. Corfield, from
Shrewsbury, says her family had tried to hide the extra "s" by covering it with mud.
She wrote to councillors arguing that a change would be appropriate as the 100th anniversary of the start of hostilities approached.
10:54 am, Sun 14 Apr 2013
We will be making the amendment to the war memorial and will be covering the cost.
We have also spoken to the local vicar and she has said that once the correction has been made there will be a re-dedication and we will be inviting the family to attend.
– Donna Thomas, Shepreth Parish Council
10:18 am, Sun 14 Apr 2013
The misspelt name of George Samuel on the Shepreth war memorial in Cambridgeshire.
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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.