Join the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery group to remember fallen heroes

Join the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery group to remember fallen heroes. Mackenzie Plitsch is p

Join the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery group to remember fallen heroes. Mackenzie Plitsch is pictured in November 2016 with the poppy-covered cross at his great great grandfather’s grave with teacher Emma Ball-Rye reading in Flanders Fields. - Credit: Archant

Residents are invited to join the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery next week to honour those killed in battle.

The community group is holding an Armistice Day commemoration on Friday, November 10, at 11am to remember those who sacrificed their lives during the First World War.

Friends chairman Sue Beel said: “There are 10 servicemen who gave their lives during the war buried in Wisbech General Cemetery, and for only two of them were their families able to provide a memorial stone. All the others are in unmarked graves.

“We want to take this opportunity of Armistice Day to lay a poppy on each of the graves and to remember them all for everything they did for our freedom.

“The War Graves Commission has pledged to mark each of the graves with a headstone and we hope this will happen in the near future.”


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Anyone wishing to join the Friends should meet at the cemetery in North End for 11am. Everyone is welcome.

Earlier this month, at Fenland District Council’s annual volunteer celebration evening, the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery won the ‘best youth project’ award for an Armistice Day ceremony it held last year with the town’s St Peter’s Junior School.

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For more information contact Sue Beel on 01945 584319.

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