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Tribute stones installed at the Memorial Gardens in Bourne

Bourne war memorial.
Photo: MSMP191212-018ow ENGEMN00120121219175843

Bourne war memorial. Photo: MSMP191212-018ow ENGEMN00120121219175843

Some of the memorial stones to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war have been installed at the Memorial Gardens in Bourne.

The trustees of Bourne United Charities decided in November to fund ten memorial stones and their installation, as an addition to the War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens.

The memorials will have etched upon them, the Regimental Coats of Arms or Service, in which the majority of those named on the War Memorial served.

A further two memorial stones will be added in June, one of which has been funded by the 1st Parachute Regimental Association.

The trustees are most grateful for their generosity in this matter.

Bourne United Charities trustee John Kirkman said: “These memorials are intended to mark the significant contributions made by our servicemen and women and our local community not only during the First World War but also the Second World War and the many conflicts since.

“The trustees believe that the memorials will be a suitable, further, commemoration of the sacrifices made.”

The first stones were installed on Friday last week and further stones are due to be installed in June.

The trustees also hope to have the official dedication service early in September.

 

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