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Nuneaton Book of Remembrance Unveiled

On Monday 4th August 2014, the day which marked the 100th Anniversary of the start of WW1 in 1914, Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron attended a ceremony within the Town Centre Ropewalk Shopping Centre Nuneaton to witness the public unveiling of the newly compiled book of remembrance which lists those residents of Nuneaton who fell during World War One.

Nuneaton Book of Remembrance Unveiled by Don Jacques

Four books containing the names of Nuneaton servicemen killed during the First World War were dedicated at a special service.

Residents stood and watched as Don Jacques, chairman of the Roll of Honour Committee, marked the centenary of the First World War by handing over the historic tributes to representatives from across the borough.

Nuneaton Book of Remembrance Unveiled

The poignant service which was held inside the Ropewalk Shopping Centre, in Nuneaton was attended by the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, councillor Brian Hawkes and Mayoress Diana Hawkes, who received one of the books to be placed on display in the town hall.

John Kelleher, Ropewalk centre manager, was also given a copy to have on public display within the building. Councillor Neil Phillips collected a book on behalf of the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery and John Burton for the Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre.

Nuneaton Book of Remembrance Unveiled Nuneaton Book of Remembrance Unveiled

Royal Air Force Air Cadets from the band of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron began the proceedings before former padre for the 30th segment regiment Reverend Alex Potts led a special remembrance service, in which he urged the people of Nuneaton to read the names of those who lost their lives to bring them back into the community.

During the service Don Jacques said: "It is the commemoration of the outbreak of World War One. It is a day which will be remembered for centuries not least by the people of Nuneaton. My thanks go out to all the members of the committee, to Cawthornes, the people and the volunteers. Many people have been very generous we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts."

Plans have been set in motion by the committee to create smaller booklets containing more information about the local soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Any remaining donations from the project will be given to the Poppy Appeal.

Nuneaton Book of Remembrance Unveiled

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