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Village WW1 Armistice project remembers a lost generation

A village is holding a series of events to commemorate local menfolk killed in WW1, including the first installation of a poignant nationwide project. Victoria Williams, of Tarporley Remembers, reports

In this World War I Armistice Centenary year, I have helped to coordinate a series of communitybased events in the village of Tarporley, Cheshire, to remember the 61 men and boys who are listed in the WW1 section of our war memorial.

In our little rural setting, the loss of 61 lives was a profound one and – via detailed accounts of Tarporley during the Great War, which I found in Chester Records Office – we have been able to create some personal and poignant biographies of nearly all of the village soldiers who died.

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