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Widnes memorial unveiled for 62 'forgotten' World War One men

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Image caption Two stones engraved with the names of the 62 men were unveiled during a ceremony at Victoria Park

Engraved stones have been unveiled to honour 62 "forgotten" men who died in World War One, but were not listed on a Cheshire town's cenotaph.

The new memorial in Victoria Park, Widnes, follows researcher Michael McNicholas spotting the omissions as he worked on a book about the war.

His "mammoth task" took him "all over Europe" to track the men's histories.

A service attended by military representatives was held at the park earlier.

When the cenotaph was built it is believed the families of the 62 local men had moved away or did not respond to a request for their names to be added.

Mr McNicholas, from Penketh, said: "I kept finding names of men from Widnes who were not listed on the cenotaph. When I investigated further I found many more.

"I think it is fitting that we now honour these men and remember the sacrifices that they've made."

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