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Town Council proposes new-look Memorial Garden

Created on 07/05/2018 @ 10:04
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Welshpool Town Council is consulting with the family of a local hero who we lost during the Iraq War on the redevelopment of the town’s Memorial Garden.

Lance Corporal Paul Thomas, from Buttington, was killed in action at the age of 29 on August 17, 2004, whilst fighting with the 2nd Battalion The Light Infantry in Basrah.

There is a currently a stone marking his service in the Memorial Garden, which is close to Maesydre, but there is a proposal (pictured) now being put to public consultation to rework the garden to incorporate all those who have lost their lives in action, and also during active emergency service.

“At present there is a war memorial at St Mary’s Church owned by the Council recognising those who gave their lives in WW1 and WW2. There is no memorial for those who gave their lives in conflict since that time,” said a spokesperson.

“The Town Council is seeking views on the erection of a memorial wall in the gardens which would carry the names of those who have died in active military service since 1945, and also those who have died in active emergency services since that date.

“The Paul Thomas Stone would form part of the scheme and the family has been consulted.”

A budget of up to £7,000 has been earmarked for the redevelopment and anyone who wishes to express their view should contact the Town Council on


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