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Search continues for relatives of Dalderby’s WW1 heroes

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The search is continuing to find the surviving family members of World War One heroes who left the village of Dalderby, near Horncastle to serve in the Great War.

If found, they will be invited as special guests to attend a commemoration service at Dalderby Village Cross on Sunday July 27.

Leading the search is Margaret Brinn who wants to invite all family members to the service – but is struggling to trace any connections four men named on the war memorial.

She said: “As we commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One, we felt that it was important to also recognise the impact that it had on families and communities across Lincolnshire.

“The Dalderby Cross itself carries the names of 11 men, from five local families in the village who fought in the war; all but one returned.

“The Cross was erected to recognise the Lincolnshire villages which sent the largest percentage of its menfolk to the front line prior to May 1 1915.

“The names of the men who went were H Billing, JH Garner, L Garner, H Garner, RC Garner, JE Rylatt, FA Rylatt, J Scholey, TW Scholey, W White and A White.

“Members of the Garner and Scholey families still live in the village and are involved in the service.

“We have some information about the whereabouts of the family of W and A White but we cannot find any surviving family members with the surname Billing or Rylatt.

“We are working with the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce because the original cross was gifted to the village by the Chamber in 1916.”

*If you can help, email Margaret_brinn@hotmail.com or ring 01507 588253.

 

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