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War hero street names

Labour is urging councils to follow the example of Barking and Dagenham and rename streets after war heroes. The borough has named roads after Private Tony Rawson and Rifleman Martin Kinggett who were killed in Afghanistan.

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Family attended street-naming ceremony

A naming ceremony was held to dedicate the street to Private Rawson earlier this month.

His mother Ann Williams told the Barking and Dagenham Post:

“I’m so proud that to have this new street named after Tony. It would have made him so happy. His friends are absolutely delighted as well. It’s so nice for them to have something permanent in Dagenham to remember him by.”

Tony Rawson's mother Ann Williams said the naming made her extremely proud. Credit: Barking and Dagenham Council.
Tony Rawson Way forms part of a new council house development, with seven four-bedroom homes along its length. Credit: Barking and Dagenham Council.
The road will act as a permanent memorial to Private Rawson. Credit: Barking and Dagenham Council.

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