Fallen to be remembered at ceremony

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THE names of county war heroes will be read out tomorrow at a Turning the Pages Ceremony.

Relatives of those who fought for their country as members of the Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars and the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry will gather at Christ Church Cathedral at 11am to remember them.

Colonel Mike Vince, ceremony organiser, said: “It is very important to remember those who have gone before us and the freedoms they have given us.

“The ceremony has been gaining popularity,” he added.

“We generally get 30 or 40 people there and at the November event we had more than 100.”

He added: “We hope as many people as possible can attend and hear their relatives’ names being read out.”

Do you know the names of any of the fallen soldiers being read out? Call reporter Emma Harrison on 01865 425430.

Names to be read out tomorrow: The Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars First World War: George Herbert Hicks, John Philip Higgs, Cyril Augustine Hitchman, Sidney Arthur Hopcraft, Albert Edwin Horne Second World War: George Cross, Percy William Colborn, Jack McPherson Coles, Stephen Cooney, Bernard Austin Freeman.

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry First World War: John Balfour Hardcastle, Herbert Sorrill, Walter George Jones, Harry Tredwell, Albert Wilson Second World War: John Thomas Anderson, James Arthur Fox, Walter Lorriman, Thomas Redmond, Allen James Tilbury

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