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Granddaughter's distress at state of WWI grave

by Paul Wilkinson

Posted: 29 Aug 2014 @ 12:25

THE granddaughter of a soldier who died in the First World War is demanding that his derelict grave in a churchyard is restored.

The soldier, Private Walter Perry, was wounded and died of septicaemia in 1915. He was buried beside his grandparents at St Mary's, Bletchley, his home town, in Buckinghamshire.

Over the years, however, the graves fell into decay, and at least 60 years ago a brick shed was built over part of them. Today, the soldier's headstone (left) is ...

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