Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tenbury's Fallen Servicemen Remembered.

As far a military towns go, Tenbury Wells is probably not one that springs readily to mind, but ever since the Napoleonic wars local families have had to count the cost in human terms of the loved ones who didn't return from military conflicts all over the world.

In his 500 page book, Roy Winton, the Treasurer of the Tenbury British Legion explores the story of courage, sorrow and loss behind each of the 200 men who gave their lives to Sovereign and Country.

The earliest story in the book is that of Edgar Knott who lost his life in the Boer War and the most recent is that of Stephen Hicks, an airman who lost his life in the first Gulf War in 1991.

The book, For Sovereign and Country is available at Books Books Books and the Tenbury Tourist Information office and would perhaps make an ideal Christmas present.

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