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Wreath-laying to honour South Yorkshire war dead

Ernest Vaughton, from Penistone, who died in World War I.

Ernest Vaughton, from Penistone, who died in World War I.

 

A wreath-laying ceremony is to take place to remember the men of a South Yorkshire town who gave their lives during the two world wars.

The event to honour the fallen soldiers of Penistone will take place on August 3 at 11am to coincide with the centenary of the start of World War.

It has been arranged by Joe Pinguey, whose uncle Leslie Pulfrey, from Sheffield, died in the Second World War.

The service will take place in Stottercliffe Cemetery, where there are around a dozen war graves from both conflicts.

Joe said he had been particularly touched by the story of two brothers from Penistone who died during World War I.

Albert and Ernest Vaughton were both injured in France in 1916.

Albert died of his wounds on the day he was injured and Ernest passed away a few months later.

He said members of the men’s family are due to attend the ceremony.

 

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