Help in search for relatives

Attempts are being made to track down the relatives of two local men who were killed during World War I.

Anglia Co-operative is preparing to salute employees who were killed in action in the two world wars and would like to contact relatives to attend a special event in June.

A memorial tribute to 60 staff killed in the wars is being moved from Anglia Co-operative’s former base to its head office in Saville Road, Westwood, and will be re-dedicated by the Rev Peter Denton at a ceremony in the Saville Road grounds on Saturday, June 22.

Representatives of the British Legion, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force are being invited to attend and it is hoped a band will play The Last Post.

Anglia Co-operative is trying to contact relatives of Bourne man H Pridmore and Deepings man WS Lynn in the hope they can attend the event.

Chief executive John Chillcott said: “The memorial was originally unveiled by the Bishop of Peterborough in 1921 but, now that our head office has moved, we felt it fitting to have a re-dedication ceremony at Saville Road and we would like as many relatives of Mr Pridmore and Mr Lynn as possible to attend.”

If you are related to Mr Pridmore or Mr Lynn, and would like to attend the ceremony, call 01733 225559 by Friday, May 31, or email ourheroes@arcs.co.uk