Published: December 23, 2011
History project seeks help in identifying Burnham-On-Sea soldier

A group of Burnham-On-Sea history researchers is seeking help in identifying this wartime resident who died during the First World War.

St Andrew's Church is working on a project to identify a number of photographs of Burnham men whose names appear on the town's War Memorial in the remembrance garden.

"We now have four frames containing photographs of these men and will be putting them all in the church where they can be seen by visitors," the group's Dave Higgott told

"There is one person, however, who we do not have a name for - and we would welcome the help of readers in identifying him. To complicate the search, the man is shown in civvies, so we're not sure where to look."

"All we know is that he died in the Great War and is one of the many people named on the Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial."

"The pictures and the Roll of Honour are of significantly uneven numbers so we can't name him by default after ticking off the rest."

"We would be very grateful if anyone recognises the gentleman or has further details about him."

"We would very much like to acknowledge him properly in the restored photo frames."

If you can help, send an email to Mr Higgot via here and the information will be passed on.

Pictured: Top, the wartime resident who researchers are trying to identify and, above, Burnham's Mayor laying a wreath at the war memorial during last month's Remembrance Day service


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