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Author reveals stories of some of the men from Spalding killed in WWI

Military author and historian Alastair Goodrum told the stories of a small band of men whose names are among 263 WW1 dead commemorated by St George’s Chapel in Spalding Parish Church.

Punctuating the living people seated in the pews to listen to Alastair's talk were silent witnesses, see-though shapes of Tommies, representing men from a lost generation who were ‘There But Not There’.

Alastair’s talk was close to home in more ways than one as his great uncle, Private Harry Goodrum, was among eight Spalding soldiers who died in France on October 13, 1915 in what newspapers called “The Glorious Charge” at the Battle of Loos, which Alastair described as “the biggest and bloodiest battle” of that year.

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