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Mayor Eleanor Hards has paid respects to Commonwealth War Graves in Didcot

Mayor Eleanor Hards has paid respects to Commonwealth War Graves in Didcot

As Remembrance Day is approaching this week, Mayor Eleanor Hards has paid respects to all Commonwealth War Graves in Didcot that are known to us.

A remembrance cross was put on the war graves in Didcot All Saints churchyard and in Kynaston Road Cemetery. Upon arrival, Mayor Eleanor Hards found that some war graves already had remembrance crosses on them and therefore paid respects and continued to place crosses on those that didn't.

Eight lives are remembered in seven graves in Didcot All Saints churchyard, there being one double grave with Cadet Sergeant William Albert Hughes, who was killed when a Wellington bomber crashed near RAF Harwell, and his brother Vivian Stanley Hughes who died in the Radcliffe Infirmary of cardiac failure.

Five lives are remembered in Kynaston Road Cemetery.

Follow this link to view photographs of Commonwealth War Graves in Didcot

Posted: Tue, 10 Nov 2020 18:42 by Chelsey Lordan

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