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Riders to honour First World War soldiers in Wisbech

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First World War soldiers who are buried in Wisbech will be remembered during a special visit later this year.

The Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion, as part of the Cambridgeshire 876 Remembered project, will be visiting Wisbech Mount Pleasant Cemetery on May 23.

Privates Charles Sebar, David Arthur Walker, Percy Kitchen, George Cook and William Clarke are all buried there.

Project organiser Glenn Green, from Wisbech, said “When I retired from the Army after 30 years service, I had no serious physical or psychological injuries which is as unusual today as it was 100 years ago. This is what motivates me to support the living and honour the deceased who were not as fortunate. Much is being done nationally for the centenary of WW1 and I wanted to do something extra for our local heroes. This is a challenging project but we have a fantastic team of fellow Riders helping me achieve our aims”.

The team is researching First World Soldiers from the county.

Fenland district councillors Michael and Virginia Bucknor have been asked to help with the arrangements for the visit. Cllr Bucknor said: “On May 23 it is anticipated that possibly 200 people, many of them riders and veterans from the services, will be attending as well as Cambridgeshire dignitaries and Wisbech residents. The riders will have already visited Wisbech soldiers’ graves in France and Belgium earlier that month.”

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