Soldier street name source of pride for bereaved mum

Ann Williams, the mother of Private Tony Rawson who was killed in Afghanistan, said that having a street named after him was a real source of pride.

When Tony Rawson Way was officially named, she said:

“It’s absolutely fantastic. It makes me feel really proud. It’s a lasting legacy to him and means a part of him will always be here.

“When the council approached me, I was absolutely delighted.....I know Tony would be over the moon. I bet he’s dancing up there right now.

“He loved history and knowing that his name will live on in the borough would make him very proud.”

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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.