Story as told to Hannah Wright, Cheltenham Borough Council, and Michael Purton, Gloucestershire Echo, at the Municipal Offices on Friday 22nd August 2014, by Private Wright’s great niece, Frances Thomas and her husband John. Continue reading “Private George Reginald Wright 266994”
The Royal British Legion is working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who fell in the First World War, for future generations. The aim is for every single man and woman from across the Commonwealth who fell to be individually commemorated by those alive today. This is your chance to take part in a truly historic and incredibly significant act of remembrance. Visit the website.
Local historians David Drinkwater and Steve Lewis spent nine months creating maps which show the homes of Cheltenham WW1 casulties, with help from John Wright, owner of Q&C Militaria in Cheltenham. The group sent out letters to 600 homes, telling current residents about the soldiers who had lived in their house 100 years ago, and inviting them to an exhibition. Continue reading “Letters sent to 600 homes of WW1 soldiers”