We requested from St.Helens Council that the cemetery be considered for a Royal British Legion 'Tommy' silhouette when they agreed to support the 'Thank You' movement. Our request was granted and today thanks to the support of the Armed Forces Ambassador Cllr Lynn Clarke 'our' Tommy is on display for all to see in the cemetery.
This is our 'Thank You' to the First World War Generation who served, sacrificed, rebuilt and changed the nation.
The silhouette has been erected on a large public /pauper section - Section 34 - which is on a slope overlooking the cemetery. There is a designated 'soldier' (WW1) area on this section, a WW1 anniversary memorial stone and 26 Commonwealth War Graves in this location.
A fitting place indeed for the Tommy to look out from and facing the War Graves.
We are very proud and honoured to have this reminder of the bravery of all our communities home and abroad who did so much to protect our freedom and values.
Cllr Lynn Clarke, Marlene Downey FOSCG, Sonia Smith, Bereavement Services Manager, St.Helens Council.