Tributes stones in Bourne will mark World War One centenary


Ten stones commemorating those who fought in the Great War will be installed in the Memorial Gardens in Bourne.

The trustees of Bourne United Charities, which owns and maintains the Memorial Gardens off South Street, have unanimously decided to install the ten memorial stones in addition to the war memorial.

The stones will have etched upon them the Regimental Coats of Arms or Service in which the majority of those named on the war memorial served.

Chairman of the charities Ivan Fuller said it was only right to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war.

He said: “The memorials are intended to mark the significant contributions made by our servicemen and women and our local community, not only during the First World War but also the Second World War and the many conflicts since.

“The trustees believe that the memorials will be a suitable, further commemoration of the sacrifices made.”

The charity is working with service associations to design the stones, which are due to be installed in the spring.