West Lavington charities salute fallen of both world wars

Historian Lyn Dyson with, from left, the Rev James Campbell, youth club chairman Eric Freeman, Royal British Legion West Lavington branch chairman Michael Challinor and its president, Bob Osbourne

Historian Lyn Dyson with, from left, the Rev James Campbell, youth club chairman Eric Freeman, Royal British Legion West Lavington branch chairman Michael Challinor and its president, Bob Osbourne

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A book telling the stories of men who lost their lives during the two world wars is raising money for charities in West Lavington.

Lives Remembered in West Lavington is about the men whose names are on the village war memorial.

Local historians Lyn Dyson and Richard Matters have written the book and launched it at West Lavington Village Hall.

Mrs Dyson said: “The reaction to the book has been pretty favourable in the village.

"People in West Lavington are quite interested in local history.”

Profits from the book will be going to the West Lavington branch of the Royal British Legion, All Saints Parish Church and West Lavington Youth Club.

The book is available from Devizes Books and on Amazon, price £10.

Mrs Dyson is appealing for information on the relatives of one soldier, Private Percy John Nash, whose name is not on the village war memorial.

He was killed in action at Fresnoy on May 8, 1917. Call (01380) 813943.

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