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The November issue of the Perinews mentioned the recent Royal British Legion visit to the Western Front
 in France and Flanders to remember, as many as possible, of those Pirbrighters listed on the
War memorial and fell in the Great War of 1914-1918.
                             Out of the 48 names on the War memorial the group were able to pay tribute to 21 Pirbrighters (10 at their
                            graves and 11 on Memorials to the missing) with 14 of those 21 being born in Pirbright.
                               Individuals in the group also had personal tributes to make and a further 7 servicemen
were remembered on Memorials or at their graves. 
The following names are those of the 10 Pirbrighter's graves visited:

William BULLEN, 
William A MIST, 
Arthur J STEVENS, 
Percy THOMPSON, Frederick WEBB,
John Alfred WILLIAMS. 
and the 11 remembered on memorials were as follows:
Thiepval Memorial
John BAKER, 
Humphrey P EVANS, Leonard A GRACE,
Joseph FRY. 
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial
Frederick DAVIS, 
Charles G W HUNTER, Arthur E SAYERS.
Arras Memorial
Albert COLLINS, Percy W A HOWARD and William F LUNN.
Arras Flying Services Memorial
Frederick C SELOUS MC

                       Remembrance crosses were left at all of the sites visited except at the Menin Gate Memorial
                         which was closed for a major refurbishment but a poppy wreath was placed there during
the daily Last Post ceremony which is continuing just outside. 
I'm sure that some of you will have personal connections to those listed and they will be in your thoughts on Remembrance Sunday. 

John Warden



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