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Lost lives of WWI remembered

Published Thursday, 17 December 2015

Six red leather bound ‘Books of Remembrance’ recording the names of the servicemen of Enfield who lost their lives fighting in World War One have been produced by Enfield Council’s local studies service.

These books can now be viewed at Enfield Local Studies Library & Archive and at main libraries in Enfield Town, Ordnance Unity Centre, Palmers Green and Edmonton Green and form part of the local archive and year – long ‘Enfield at War’ exhibition which was supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services, Protection & Libraries, said: “It is important that we build a permanent archive to commemorate the young men and women who served so bravely in World War One.

“This book is the result of two years extensive research by local studies staff and volunteers: Paul Burton, Graham Frost, Rob Newman and Ros Wicker.

“It contains 2,739 names and addresses listed in alphabetical order but we believe there are still some names missing so we are asking the public to come forward and let us know of any missing names and the stories behind them.

“Since this book commemorates a war that took place over a hundred years ago it has been difficult to track down the details of the ages of those listed and where they fought so bravely. However, our staff are always interested to hear about family stories and archives that can add to our knowledge and be part of the growing collection of Enfield’s past.”

If you have any information please contact: John Clark at john.clark@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 2745.

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