Villager creates war memorial for charity
PUBLISHED: 21:00 15 August 2014
A NORTH Somerset village has a new memorial thanks to a resident wishing to pay his respects to soldiers who lost their lives in conflict.
Bleadon man Patrick White has constructed the tribute outside of his home in Hillside Cottages in Celtic Way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.
He also hopes the memorial will encourage people to donate to a charity offering support to current soldiers and their families, Help For Heroes.
With assistance from Chris Butler, who runs the Bleadon BOB website, Mr White found out who from the parish fought and died.
The monument features names of all the villagers who died in the Great War on white crosses, presented with the poem In Flanders Field.
The names on the memorial are: Private W H Banwell, Lieutenant J Bellamy, Private F A Binding, Private A Burchell, Private F W Burchell, Private F Brooks, Private E Cook, Private S Fry, Private F Hopkins, Private C M Hall, Private S Hart, Sergeant W J Pink, Private W S Newing, Private E H Poole, Private H J Tutton, Sergeant V C Tutton, Private J West, Private F G Williams and Ordinary Seaman W H Nipper.
Visitors are encouraged to leave a donation to Help For Heroes in the box on-site, which is removed at night for safety reasons, or by visiting www.helpforheroes.org.uk