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Poignant life stories revealed during Haverhill Cemetery walk




Participants taking part in the Haverhill Cemetery guided walk. Picture: Charmian Thompson ANL-150818-102911001
Participants taking part in the Haverhill Cemetery guided walk. Picture: Charmian Thompson ANL-150818-102911001

Well over 50 people joined members and friends of the Haverhill Family History Group and the local branch of the Royal British Legion in Haverhill Cemetery for a guided walk to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day on Sunday (16).

Participants heard about people from the Haverhill area who found themselves in the Far East in 1942 and listened to accounts describing the three-and-a-half years that followed the Fall of Singapore.

The moving life stories of 12 casualties from Haverhill, three of whom died fighting and nine as prisoners of war, were told.

Six of the casualties are remembered in inscriptions on their parent’s graves which were visited.



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