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Remembering the fallen . . .

In a year that sees the hundredth anniversary of the ending of The Great War, Molescroft Parish Council has restored the parish’s Roll of Honour, which lists the names of the 20 Molescroft men who fought. The council is also hoping to speak to any living relatives of the men so that their personal stories can be recorded for posterity and displayed in Molescroft Pavilion.

Parish councillors David Boynton and Jackie Heffer helped lead the project which saw the roll of honour restored and Councillor Boynton explained: “Historic records show that originally the flags of the four allied nations in the conflict were engraved on the memorial, but these were lost over the years. I’m delighted to say we have now rectified this and the four flags have been engraved in place of those that were lost.”

The Roll of Honour records the death of one serviceman, Lieutenant Edmund Wigfall, of the 3rd Battalion the East Yorkshire Regiment, who was killed in August 1916 at the age of 20, and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He was awarded the Military Cross.