New memorial recognises military and civilian lives lost in Torpoint, Cornwall.

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Published on September 26th, 2019 | by Pete Ogburn

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New memorial recognises military and civilian lives lost in Torpoint, Cornwall.   The sacrifices made by a town during the Second World War and later conflicts was recognised as a new memorial was unveiled. The war memorial at Eliot Square in Torpoint was dedicated on Sunday with a service led by archdeacon of Bodmin, the [&hellip

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New memorial recognises military and civilian lives lost in Torpoint, Cornwall.

 

The sacrifices made by a town during the Second World War and later conflicts was recognised as a new memorial was unveiled.

The war memorial at Eliot Square in Torpoint was dedicated on Sunday with a service led by archdeacon of Bodmin, the venerable Audrey Elkington.

Prior to the service at 2.30pm, a military parade was mustered at Albion Road to march through the town to Eliot Square.

Among those to take part were the Volunteer Band, The White Ensign Colour Party, The RN Armed Guard supported by an Army from 165 Port and Maritime Regiment, and personnel from RAF St. Mawgan. The Royal Navy will be represented by sailors from HMS Raleigh, consisting of a 24-man guard, made up of trainees about to complete their 10-week course and MKC Heroes representing The Royal British Legion.

‘The project to install the war memorial has taken many years to plan and bring to completion,’ said mayor of Torpoint Chris Goodman.

’This was an historic occasion for our town and we hope the families of the fallen will take pride in seeing the engraved names of their relatives recognised for paying the ultimate sacrifice.’

The memorial contains 116 names, including the names of military personnel who have fallen during conflict, and civilians who were killed in the bombings of World War 2.

 

  


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