De­tails of sol­diers passed on to RSA

Bush Telegraph - - Welcome To Woodville - By STEVE CARLE´

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.

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