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Salute to our local heroes.

creative Sand In Your Eye artists created sand drawings Beaches across Britain paid poignant tributes to the fallen First World War heroes, in a nationwide gesture of remembrance by film-maker Danny Boyle.

celebrated Poet Wilfred Owen died as war ended Among the most famous was celebrated war poet Lieutenant Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, MC (March 18, 1893 - November 4, 1918), remembered at Sunny Sands in Folkestone.

Owen left for France in 1916 with the Lancashire Fusiliers before being hospitalised for shell shock. He later won the Military Cross but was killed just one week before the Armistice.

Others were not so well-known but their sacrifice was just as great. Lieutenant Richard Charles Graves-Sawle (1888 - November 2, 1914) was honoured at Porthcurno in Cornwall.

married Richard Graves-Sawle He left for France in August 1914, six days after getting married but was killed by a sniper's bullet in a communication trench.

At Lyme Regis, Dorset, Rifleman Kulbir Thapa VC (December 15, 1889 - October 3, 1956) was remembered as the first Ghurka to win a Victoria Cross.

On September 25, 1915, he found a badly wounded soldier behind the first German trench and stayed with him day and night.

honoured Kulbir Thapa won the Victoria Cross

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Date:Nov 13, 2018
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