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Washington remembers 500 war dead

An exhibition commemorating Washington’s War Memorials and those who served in both the First and Second World Wars is due to open on November 15.

More than 400 people are listed as deaths from the First World War and more than 100 from the second on the memorials. The exhibition will include letters and photographs.

"There’s been ten years of work on this project and we have found some fascination information. Finding this information makes it all worthwhile."

– Peter Welsh, the memorials group co-ordinator

“While we reflect annually at our Remembrance Services and as we look to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, here are the lives and details of local men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.“These are the names from the memorials, and here laid before us are details of their lives. The group has completed a fascinating piece of research and I’d urge everyone from across Washington to take a few minutes and have a look.”

– Councillor John Kelly, Washington City Council

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