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First World War project reveals more may have made ultimate sacrifice than first thought

 Published on: 27th February 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A project to commemorate over 1,000 men and women from Abbots Langley who served in the First World War is progressing well.

The Back to the Front Project has been working hard make preparations for a programme of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Roger Yapp, project leader, said a new website has been launched, at www.backtothefront.org , which provides background for the project as well as information for many of the events through the year.

Roger said: “Over thirty volunteers have come forward and many met up recently in Abbots Langley to learn about the project’s origins and plans for 2018. Work has commenced to research the men and women from Leavesden that served in the Great War.

“The Roll of Honour at All Saints Church Leavesden includes the names of some 180 men who were recorded by the Parish at the end of 1918. However, from various sources Back to the Front has found over 200 more men with connections to the parish of Leavesden.”

In order to fund the costs for staging its many events and activities Back to the Front has made grant applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as Abbots Langley Parish Council, and awaits the outcome.

Do you have a family member who was involved in the First World War? Email tim@mynewsmag.co.uk

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