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Chatteris hero honoured

Chatteris Royal British Legion representatives carry wreaths
Chatteris Royal British Legion representatives carry wreaths

A Chatteris First World War hero has been honoured.

Pte George Clare was killed while rescuing wounded soldiers and bringing them back to their own lines. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, for demonstrating outstanding bravery beyond the call of duty, in Auugst 1917.

More than 40 members and friends of Chatteris Royal British Legion paid homage to Pte Clare by laying a wreath at Louverval Cemetery.

The group had also visited the battlefields of the Somme and Flanders, along with a number of cemeteries.

They also took part in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres when branch chairman Norman Larke and standard bearer Rob Lake laid wreaths with youth members.

Mayor of Chatteris, James Carney, presented the deputy mayor of Ypres, Jan Delie, with a plaque following a short reception which included Norman and Yvonne Larke, mayoress Amy Carney and the trip organiser Leah Templeman.

Tribute was also paid to the Canadian service members during a visit to the Vimy Ridge memorial.

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