Corby Borough Council has unveiled a Roll of Honour plaque in the Corby Cube as a permanent commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.
The Mayor of Corby revealed the plaque, which takes pride of place outside the Council Chamber, on Monday 17th December in front of Council dignitaries and a representative from the Royal British Legion.
This marks the end of a 4 year project that Corby Borough Council has undertaken to remember each of our local servicemen who lost their lives during the First World War.
Corby Borough Council researched and compiled the Roll of Honour, which includes servicemen who each had local connections to the nine villages of Corby, Gretton, Weldon, Stanion, Cottingham, East Carlton, Middleton, Rockingham and Great Oakley.
Since 2014, on the anniversary of each of their deaths, Corby Borough Council also flew the First World War Centenary Flag in James Ashworth VC Square, outside Corby Cube, as a mark of respect and remembrance of their bravery.
Details of each of these brave men has been compiled and is available to view on Corby Borough Council’s website www.corby.gov.uk.
The Mayor of Corby, Cllr Mohammed Rahman, said:
‘A tremendous amount of work has been put into researching and compiling information on these brave local soldiers who fought and lost their lives for our freedom 100 years ago. I would like to thank the officers that have contributed to the 4 year project, which I believe has been a touching and fitting way to remember each individual soldier.
‘It is a great privilege to unveil the Roll of Honour plaque in the Corby Cube and commemorate those names upon it. Each of these men were part of our local community, they left their families, joined their comrades in the line of fire and tragically did not return. I hope the plaque will be a permanent reminder that we should all be very proud of their bravery and thankful for the part they played in fighting for our country. Lest we forget.’