Town museum to establish roll of honour for soldiers

PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 June 2013

The Square, Axbridge.

The Square, Axbridge.

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A ROLL of honour for soldiers who served in World War One will be created in a Somerset museum to mark the hundredth anniversary of the start of the conflict.

The document, to be placed in the Axbridge And District Museum next year, will record the names of all of those who served, with a short biography for each person.

It will record their military rank, where they served, their medals and what survivors did after the war.

The initial criteria for inclusion is that the person would have been a resident within the museum’s collecting area, and been awarded either a British War Medal 1914-20, a Victory Medal 1914-18, the 1914 Star or the 1914-15 Star.

Baz Hamblin, a trustee of the museum who is helping co-ordinate the project, said: “We should also remember those who served and returned as many of them were shattered physically and or mentally by their experience.

“We would be most grateful for names of anyone who meets the criteria for inclusion in the roll of honour together with as much detail about them as possible to help our research.”

A public meeting where people can learn more about the project and offer to volunteer will be on June 21 at 7.30pm at the museum in King John’s Hunting Lodge, in The Square.

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