Details of soldiers passed on to RSA
Bryan James from Pahiatua presented a folder to the Woodville and Districts RSA at their recent annual general meeting.
In it are photographs and the personal details of the majority of the men from Woodville and Districts who served overseas in World Wars I and II and did not return.
“Bryan had spent many hours researching about each man, discovering that in 20 instances, the name of that man was wrongly spelt on the Woodville Cenotaph,” said Alan Brabender QSM, secretary Men’s Section Woodville RSA.
“He has been able to correct the spelling of those men in the pen portraits in the folder. He was able to add in the folder, the names and details of a further seven men from World War I whose names should probably have been etched on the Cenotaph.”
Since February, the folder has been perused by members of the Woodville RSA and is now going to be held in a safe area in the Research Room of the Woodville Library.
BRYAN James and Alan Brabender QSM, of Woodville RSA.