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WWI KOYLI Soldiers Remembered In Dewsbury

KOYLI soldiers Herbert Haigh and Spedding Hirst who fought during WWI were remember in Dewsbury Cemetery on memorial along with 13 other servicemen from WWI. The memorial plaques added to the original memorial which was unveiled 4 years ago were funded by the Friends of Dewsbury Cemetery and organised by Christine Leeman.

Lt Col (Retd) Robin Smith KOYLI and members of the Association, including 102 years old KOYLI Normandy veteran Fred Adamson and his grandson Philip Knight, Graham Colbert from Wakefield Branch, local veterans, members from the community, and representatives from all 3 branches of the cadets joined the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Kevin Sharpe who official unveiled the memorial plaques.

As Last Post was sounded by Association Bugler Pete Bate our KOYLI Standards from Pontefract and Wakefield carried by Colin Cranswick and Tim Humphreys were dipped along with the local Royal British Legion Standard. Lt Col (Retd) Robin Smith recited Binyon and the Kohima Epitaph.

All the Photographs and videos take by Philip Knight can be viewed here

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