Earlier this month, my local newspaper, the Sentinel, in its Way We Were section, carried an article about my Group’s Scouts who had been in the Troop and had been killed in the First and Second World Wars.
I’d originally written to the paper thinking they put something in the letters section and the result would be some extra info on those Scouts. However, they decided to run it as an actual article, which ended up with me being interviewed and photographed (and they chose the worst photo of me looking particularly gormless!). The article isn’t available online, but you can read it below.
As a result of the article, someone got in touch to let us know of another ex Scout who killed in WW2 - see here, so he is now added to our Roll of Honour.
I’m now seriously giving consideration to getting our Memorial updated with an extension as we have six more names to go on it! There is potentially a seventh, but I’m having a bit of difficulty confirming the man I have info on is one of our Scouts. Time will tell one this one!