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    Weʼve raised £270 to help the Village of Fivehead purchase the WWI medals of one of its fallen

    Fivehead, Somerset, UK
    Funded on Monday, 5th November 2018

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    To honour our War Dead from the Village of Fivehead on the Somerset Levels in this centenary year marking the end of the First World War, we rededicated our War Memorial and invited the relatives of the 14 men who lost their lives along to the ceremony. Sadly we couldn't find any relatives for Lance Bombardier (Albert) George Chorley who was the last man from Fivehead to be killed in the First World War.

    George had lost his Mum at the age of 2 and was raised by his Great Grandmother. He lived and worked in the Village Bakery before going off to War; he joined the Royal Field Artillery and would have manned the heavy guns in Northern France and Belgium.

    On 26th May 1918, George died of his wounds that he suffered while fighting near Reims. He is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Memorial at Soissons on the banks of the River Aisne.

    George was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal for his service. It's not known who collected them as his Great Grandmother had died in 1892.

    George's medals have become available to buy along with his Death Plaque and the Village would like to purchase them and display them in a secure cabinet to ensure George's memory is kept alive for future generations.

    Please donate what you can to help us return George's medals to his home. Bring him home.

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    11

    • Richard Chedzoy

      Richard Chedzoy

      Nov 2, 2018

      £20.00

    • Mel Rose

      Mel Rose

      Nov 2, 2018

      £20.00

    • Rob Leighton

      Rob Leighton

      Nov 2, 2018

      £20.00

    • Andy and Margaret Davey

      Andy and Margaret Davey

      Nov 2, 2018

      A worthy cause.

    • Sarah Hawkins

      Sarah Hawkins

      Nov 2, 2018

      Gone but not forgotten.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 2, 2018

      Philippa and Oliver - well done on your initiative. Andrew

    • JILL WARDLE

      JILL WARDLE

      Nov 2, 2018

      £20.00

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    Philippa Brett

    Philippa Brett

    Fivehead, Somerset, UK

    I am the Custodian of Fivehead War Memorial and have written a book about Fivehead's Military Men. I am passionate about preserving our history for future generations to learn about sacrifice and community spirit.

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