More streets to be named after Lichfield’s fallen war heroes

couple stand in front of war memorial

Lichfield District Council is seeking the relatives of 23 local war heroes who are commemorated in Lichfield’s Garden of Remembrance.

Lichfield City Council has proposed that 19 new streets in a housing development on land at Deanslade Farm are named after Lichfield’s war heroes, whose names are engraved on the war memorial that stands in Lichfield’s Garden of Remembrance.

Lichfield District Council, who is responsible for street naming, is now seeking the families of the men to let them know about the proposal and where possible gain their consent to use the names.

The names of the men who served in the First World War are: A Allsopp, GA Barlow, RG Bridgeman, CT Carthy, VJ Dixon, JE Espin, EJ Gallimore, G Gallimore, J Gilliver, JH Gilliver, E Hall, G Insley, GA Lowther, W Mason, W Neville, WH Osborne, HS Raby and TH Wilkinson.

The names of the men who served in the Second World War are: P Clews, DH Gee, JW Hall, CH Shipley and WA Shipley.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Customer Services & Innovation, said:

“We were pleased to accept Lichfield City Council’s suggestion to name these new roads in honour of the 23 local men who lost their lives fighting for their country in the First and Second World Wars.

“As part of the street naming process, we need to give any relatives the opportunity to tell us if they would rather the names are not used. So, if you are a descendant of any of the men whose names have been chosen, please get in touch to tell us if you give your consent.”

Please contact Katie Badger, GIS Officer, by emailing [email protected] or calling 01543 308763 by 5pm on Friday 20 March 2020.

 

Published: 4 March 2020