Pudsey: Service marks 80th anniversary of D-Day landings

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Pudsey Cenotaph. Photo: Google

By Damon Sugden

This Thursday, Pudsey & Farsley Royal British Legion Branch are inviting members of the public, ex-services and serving to join the branch in honouring the sacrifices made during the D-Day landings of June 1944.

There will be an Act of Remembrance and wreath laying by the branch on behalf of the town. The branch will also be paying tribute to dearly departed friends of the Pudsey D-Day Normandy Old Comrades Association. Gather in front of the benches at the Cenotaph from 7.30pm, the service will start at 7.45pm.

Pudsey Cenotaph. Photo: Google

Also remembering the following local men who made the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Overlord:

  • Private John William Cooper of the Private Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Regiment)
  • Corporal Allan Emsley of the Royal Armoured Corps
  • Lance Corporal Charles Keir of the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
  • Private Peter Pacey of the York and Lancaster Regiment
  • Private Benjamin Powell of the Durham Light Infantry
  • Private Robert Powell Townend of the Royal Norfolk Regiment

Lest we forget.

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