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Limpenhoe villagers’ research the focus of poignant WW1 service

10:57 08 August 2014

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A special service will tell the story of six men who went to fight in the First World War but never returned to their home village.

Residents in Limpenhoe will gather this weekend to hear about the lives of the men - one of whom was just 15 years old when he died - whose names are inscribed on the village war memorial.

The monument has been given an overhaul by Great Yarmouth-based stonemason Colin Smith in time to mark the centenary of the conflict, and it will be re-dedicated during Sunday’s service.

Volunteer residents meanwhile, have been researching the lives of the six fallen men and their stories will be shared as part of the poignant service. Chris Fisk, who helped organise the memorial overhaul and history project, said volunteers had enjoyed carrying out the research and the work had brought the community further together.

“People have met people they didn’t know existed and we have got new people that have moved into the village and thrown themselves into this and become part of the community doing it, which is lovely,” she added.

The project was helped by an appeal in the Mercury calling for people with information about the six men to get in touch, which Mrs Fisk said had been really helpful.

She added: “I had some wonderful people ring me up including the War Graves Commission and a lovely researcher from Norwich. It was really nice, there was a lot of interest out there.

“One hundred years on it feels like the right thing to be doing.”

■ Anyone is welcome to attend the re-dedication service, which will feature readings, war poetry and the playing of the Last Post. It is being held at the village’s St Botolph’s Church from 3pm.

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