Gainsborough: Lottery funding awarded to First World War headstone project

Members of the Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries in front of the headstone which remembers Private Frank Richards

Members of the Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries in front of the headstone which remembers Private Frank Richards

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The Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘First World War: Then and Now’ programme has awarded £10,000 to the Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel’s Fallen Sons of Gainsborough project.

The project, to mark the First World War Centenary, aims to restore approximately 20 of the headstones which are most in danger of being lost forever.

More than 60 headstones in the two cemeteries have inscriptions that remember servicemen who never returned home meaning they were buried abroad or have no known grave.

 

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