MP backs appeal to rebuild graves of war dead
MP Tessa Munt has backed an appeal to rebuild the graves of First
World World servicemen in Wedmore.
has this week met Tim Moreman, Manager of the Wedmore War Graves
Appeal, which is seeking to raise £2,250 to rebuild the
graves in St Mary's Churchyard.
servicemen who died during the Great War are buried there.
graves which need rebuilding are those of Second Lieutenant Victor
Charles Edelston Bracey, who was killed in an air crash in Hampshire
in 1917, and Private William Cottrell of the 44th Canadian Infantry
Expeditionary Force, who died of his wounds in 1919.
Wedmore War Graves Appeal has received a fantastic response to
its call for funds. So far, the appeal has raised more than £1,300,
so is well on the way to raising the £2,250 required to
complete the renovation of the graves.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission is not able to assist with
repairing the graves because they are private memorials, paid
for and erected by the families of the dead servicemen.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Sometimes it is difficult for us
to appreciate that the majority of a whole generation of young
people lost their lives serving this country - the majority of
whom were ordinary people who demonstrated an extraordinary level
support any endeavour which recognises the bravery of that generation
and am giving my backing to this appeal in the hope the money
can soon be raised so the families of these men can renovate their