I’m very proud to have been associated with this book produced by the Royal British Legion of Ferndown and written by Ian Dale. I was the editor. The paperback has just come off the presses and was launched on Saturday 29 October.
It is very timely, considering we will be remembering the fallen from the two World Wars on 11 November.
Ian Dale looked at the war memorials in the town of Ferndown in Dorset and wondered about the names of the men that made the ultimate sacrifice. Who exactly were they? Where did they live? What about their families? What services or regiments did they serve in and where were they actually laid to rest? Little did Ian know the amount of work that would be involved but it was a labour of love and a tribute to those brave souls.
Thanks to Ian, they will be remembered; not just as names on a memorial but as real people who had families, homes, professions and lives that they gave up to serve their country. We should never forget what they did.