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Tribute paid to First World War heroes at The Conduit in Grantham

Wicker tribute to Private Bob and his fellow soldiers at The Conduit in Grantham.

Wicker tribute to Private Bob and his fellow soldiers at The Conduit in Grantham.

A special service in memory of those who fought in the First World War was held at the Conduit in Grantham on Sunday.

Father Norton Collard spoke of growing up in an era where the men folk were notably absent. He said so many had perished in the war and many who returned were wounded physically and mentally.

Special remembrance was given to Robert Southern, father of May Darbar and father-in-law to Kishor Darbar, the proprietors of The Conduit. He enlisted on August 4, 1914, his 21st birthday. He served for seven years, fought on three battle fronts and returned to his family but like so many of his fellow soldiers rarely spoke of his experiences.

A wicker tribute to those that served with ‘Private Bob’ can be visited in the Conduit gardens by anyone wishing to pay their respects.

 

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