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Article about: This week we successfully rededicated the village of Downham, Essex's war memorial having raised the funds to carry out the work. This is the third war memorial in the area we have worked on

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    This week we successfully rededicated the village of Downham, Essex's war memorial having raised the funds to carry out the work. This is the third war memorial in the area we have worked on following the 70,000 establishment of a war memorial to replace the 1976 demolished one in Wickford Essex.

    On the memorial were two names with incorrect initials for WW1, one who served with CEF and the other Coldstream Guards who was also the village policeman and we were delighted Essex Police sent over a Chief Inspector to represent them.

    For WW2 their were two gallantry omissions. One a DSC for a RN captain killed in August 1944 when his ship was attacked by E-boats off Normandy directly hitting the bridge.

    The other was a DSM to a member of an MGB crew who often used to row onto enemy shores to pick up and drop off agents and resistance fighters.

    All are now properly recorded and have their ID's back, the memorial is in good condition and preserved for another generation. The Lord Lieutenant of Essex kindly came down and with the Rev of the village did the formal service for us.


    Anyway some pictures below of before and after and some of the service itself and if you'd like to see more of the work e have done locally and show what a small dedicated band can do hve a look at our website Home - Wickford War Memorial Association

    Hope thats of interest
    Steve
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    Very worthwhile work!...
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    Well summed up Gunny, worth every penny in my books. and thanks to Steve for the post

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    Indeed, excellent work. A fine commemorative stone in a nice location.

    Regards,

    Carl
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    Superb !

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    Thanks for posting these pictures Steve, An excellent job done by all involved...My thanks to all.. Cheers Terry.

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