'Doubly Thankful' villages remember fallen soldiers

Credit: Stocklinch Connie Crossland Archive

Almost two million soldiers lost their lives fighting for Britain during the two World Wars.

Death struck almost every city, town and village in the country except for thirteen places.

Herodsfoot in Cornwall, Langton Herring in Dorset, Stocklinch in Somerset, Upper Slaughter in Gloucestershire and Woolley near Bath are all known as 'doubly thankful villages'.

They got this name after all those who went away to fight in both wars all returned safe.

Today the Faulkner family from Stocklinch remember their Great-Grandfather Harold Faulkner who was one of 19 men from the village who fought in the first war war.

We're very, very lucky. Thankfully Harold, he came back, but so many didn't and they gave everything for us to be where we are today and I think that is massively important to remember.

Tamara Faulkner, Great-Granddaughter of Harold Faulkner.