We have lead plans to name a series of new streets after soldiers from a Shropshire parish who lost their lives in World War One.
Telford-based apT is working with two councils to name the roads on a new development in Priorslee after soldiers recorded on the roll of honour at the nearby St Georges War Memorial.
Now it is trying to trace descendants of those named on the memorial to bring the plans to fruition.
ApT Planning and Building Control Specialist Dave Barnett has led the move over the names for the streets on Redrow Homes’ new development of 395 homes on a site west of Castle Farm Way in Priorslee after planning was approved by Telford & Wrekin Council earlier this year.
Siobhan Martin, apT’s Commercial and Business Support manager, said they wanted to trace as many descendants of the men as soon as possible before deciding on a final list of street names at the site.
“With the 100th anniversary of the end of the war in everybody’s minds, we thought this would be a lasting and poignant tribute to those men from the area who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.
“We would like to hear from anybody with links to any of the names on the memorial so that we can select the most appropriate names for the new roads.”
apT is working with both Telford & Wrekin Council and St Georges and Priorslee Parish Council to draw up a shortlist of names.
Names which could be used include:
|W Barber||T W Carr||W Doody||A Evans||A Hicks||R Johnson||A G Mainwaring|
|S J Brown||W Crook||L Downing||A E Evans||A E Hicks||M Jones||B Massey|
|H Capper||E Dawes||J T Earlam||W R Evans||S Holloway||T Lane||J Nock|
|J H Carr||L Dawes||H Edwards||E Foulkes||J Jaundrell||C E Lyon||W H Onions|
|C H Penson||G Price||B Rider||A B Rushton||J N Selby||W Stanworth||P Tonks|
|W Venables||G Winnall||G H Wynn|
Councillor Nathan England, Telford & Wrekin Council’s lead for the Armed Forces, said: “Both councils think it is an excellent idea to name some of the roads in this extensive new development after soldiers from the St Georges and Priorslee area who lost their lives in World War One.
“I hope that any descendants of those brave soldiers listed who become aware of this will get in touch so we can ask for their permission to use their names. We do appreciate that this may not be easy or achievable given the passage of time but we have to try.”
Councillor Richard Overton, of St Georges and Priorslee Parish Council, said: “This will be a perfect way to recognise the brave and priceless contribution that residents of St Georges and Priorslee made as part of World War One.
“We hope that as many descendants as possible of those who paid the ultimate price will come forward so that those soldiers who lost their lives can be remembered in a very fitting and appropriate way.”
Anybody with information about any of the names should contact the parish council office on 01952 567700.
Councillor Richard Overton and Dave Barnett at the war memorial.
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