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Gainsborough: Royal British Legion want to hear your First WorldWar stories for cenetenary church service

Royal British Legion

Royal British Legion

A church service to commemorate the centenary year of the start of the First World War is being held at the All Saints Parish Church in Gainsborough on 3rd August.

The 4th of August marks the 100th anniversary of the day the First World War started and it ended on 11th November 1918, Armistice Day.

Michael Wragg, from the Gainsborough branch of the Royal British Legion, would like to hear from you prior to the service about any First World War stories you have to tell.

Michael said: “We are looking to see if anyone has got any personal stories or tributes from the war especially on its impact of both the war front or the home front.”

“We are aware that no one is living from that era but people could have letters or photographs.”

“Or there could be stories that have been told to them so often they know them off by heart.”

“We are appealing for people who have such information.”

If you would like to get in touch with Michael and tell him your story you can contact him on 07766744035.

Michael added: “If your information is suitable it will be used as part of the church service.”

The service will be taking place at All Saints Parish Church in Church Street, Gainbsorough at 10am.

The Royal British Legion help serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-Service men and women and their families, now and for the rest of their lives.

Nearly everyone in the UK has an ancestor directly affected by the First World War and all of us live with its effects today.

 

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