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'Forgotten' Stourbridge soldier's name added to war memorial

Stourbridge war memorial Image copyright Dudley Borough Council
Image caption Corporal Whitwell's great nephew, Paul Nash, campaigned to have his name added to the war memorial

The name of a "forgotten" World War One soldier whose name was missed off a West Midlands war memorial has finally been added at a ceremony held earlier.

Cpl Harry Whitwell, from Stourbridge, joined the Worcestershire Regiment but died of his wounds in 1917.

His great nephew, Paul Nash, campaigned to have his relative's name added to the town's war memorial.

It is not known why the corporal's name was not included when the memorial was unveiled in 1923.

The name of his married brother, Thomas, killed in 1917, is listed.

The ceremony, attended by the Mayor of Dudley, took place in Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, at 11:00 BST.

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