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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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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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