Fallen war heroes finally honoured

NEVER let these fallen Ipswich war heroes be forgotten.After years of waiting, a memorial plaque will finally be unveiled tomorrow in honour of those who selflessly gave up their lives for their country.

NEVER let these fallen Ipswich war heroes be forgotten.

After years of waiting, a memorial plaque will finally be unveiled tomorrow in honour of those who selflessly gave up their lives for their country.

Nine servicemen who died in the Second World War, whose names were omitted from an original plaque five years ago, will be honoured along with six soldiers who have died in various battles since 1945.

Among the names will be Private Aaron McClure, who died in battle in Afghanistan in 2007.


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The plaques, which will be erected at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park, represent the culmination of a dedicated campaign by Taff Gillingham to ensure the memories of Ipswich's heroes live on.

Mr Gillingham said: “Ipswich is very proud of those who have died for their country and we are delighted these people can be honoured in this way.”

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Members of the public together with the families of the soldiers are expected to descend on the park tomorrow for the special dedication service.

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