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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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War veteran's family tried to hide memorial error with mud

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.

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