Grantham Journal letter: Churchyard service to remember WW1 fallen

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It is well documented in local history books about the military hospital in Belton Park during the First World War.

What isn’t more widely known is that the brave soldiers who didn’t recover are buried in Londonthorpe churchyard.

There are 32 Commonwealth War Graves (including two New Zealand soldiers).

The graves are beautifully maintained by the War Graves Commission and the rest of the churchyard is always maintained by the local church as a fitting tribute to the fallen soldiers.

There has been a plaque recently erected on the gate to make people aware of the fact that there are Commonwealth War Graves to visit.

In this important year there is a service in the churchyard at the graves at 10.30am on Tuesday, November 11, weather permitting. If not, the service will be held in church with a visit to the graves afterwards.

There is also the usual Sunday service at 8.30am, during which there will be a two-minute silence in remembrance.

I sympathise with Mr K. W. Taylor of Colsterworth (Journal, Letters, October 31), who turned up at Stoke Rochford to pay his respects only to find that the timing was wrongly published.

Londonthorpe resident

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