Long lost relative turns up on war memorial

WAR TRAGEDIES George Henry Townend, left, and his brother Fred Blackburn Townend, who died during World War I.

WAR TRAGEDIES George Henry Townend, left, and his brother Fred Blackburn Townend, who died during World War I.

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A woman who paraded past Heckmondwike war memorial as a child on Remembrance Sunday discovered one of the names inscribed there is a relative she never knew existed.

And after learning of her relative’s past, Margaret Knapton travelled to the Somme to see where he fell.

Margaret began tracing her family tree after the death of her father in 1999.

 

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