At this morning's commemoration at St Laurence church we listened to the names of those who died in the two World Wars and later conflicts who are recorded on Frodsham's war memorials or who have graves in St Laurence churchyard. There are now over 140 names read out.
That's over 140 grieving families, that's over 140 individuals who did not go on to have or to see their own families grow up. Those losses and missing people echo down the generations.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Alan Wales and his colleagues in tracing the names of those whose names were not recorded on our war memorials and who are now being remembered as they should be.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
|Frodsham war memorial after all the wreaths were laid. |
The soldier's boot and poppies are a particular poignant memorial laid for our Mayor Cllr Alan Oulton
Cllr Oulton laid a wreath on behalf of all of us
|Cllrs Andrew Dawson & Lynn Riley|