Remembrance project to 100 Doncaster villagers marches on

Poppy appeal.
Poppy appeal.

The names of 100 Conisbrough and Denaby soldiers who died in the First World War were read out at the Tower of London on Remembrance Sunday.

The people behind The Conisbrough and Denaby 100 Project asked specifically if the names could be read out first on the day.

Under the scheme project leaders lay tributes at the final resting places of the 100 men who died in countries including France, Belgium and Germany.

Conisbrough man Jim Beachill, aged 69, who ischairman of the Conisbrough and Denaby Main Local History Group, said: “We asked if they could all be read out together and first on the day. I think it is quite unique to have so many from the same villages who died in conflict.”

For more details see the project’s Facebook page.