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Site sought for memorial to WWI's 'forgotten soldiers'

There are still some soldiers who died in World War I for whom there is no memorial.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is trying to find a place in the Somme for a new memorial with thousands of names that have been missed.

Speaking to Today presenter Justin Webb, Terry Denham co-founder of the In From The Cold Project, - the initiative established to find a place for the soldiers to be remembered - explained "the bureaucracy of the day did not keep up with the events... and names just got forgotten."

"We do this because we think that these men ought to be remembered," he said, and added that the few families that they do hear from are very grateful for the work they are doing.

"People want their relatives to be remembered."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 25 February 2013.

  • 25 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK