Published:
May 8, 2018
WW1 'silent soldier' introduced next to Burnham-On-Sea war memorial

A life-size outline of a British First World War soldier has been introduced next to Burnham-On-Sea's War Memorial to mark 100 years since the end of the war.

This November marks the centenary of the end to the Great War that killed more than 10 million people and re-routed the course of history.

Life-size outlines of British First World War soldiers, known as Tommies, are being installed across the UK as part of the 'There But Not There' project.

The Royal British Legion in Surrey came up with the idea of the 'silent soldier' and has invited others to join them and 'sponsor' a Silent Soldier.

The soldier outside Burnham-On-Sea's War Memorial Hospital has been sponsored by the RBL branch here in Burnham.

"The 'silent soldier' is a tribute to the huge sacrifice that was made by so many during those war years," says Bernard Spilsbury, Chairman of the Friends of Burnham Hospital.

A soldier has also appeared at Berrow, but should any business, organisation or person wish to sponsor one or require any information, get in touch with Burnham-On-Sea Royal British Legion on 01278 238723.

 


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