21-Mar-2017

Cllr Peter Bucknell, Chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council, presented Glenn Green, from the Riders Branch, Royal British Legion, with a £60 gift voucher from the Chairman’s Charity.

‘Cambs 876 Remembered’ is a commemorative project devised and being carried out by Eastern Region members of the Riders Branch, Royal British Legion.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission records show that 876 officers and soldiers of the Cambridgeshire Regiment, who were killed during World War 1, have memorials at home and abroad. The fallen are named in 208 cemeteries across six countries: UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Tanzania. The first man fell in 1914 and the last man died in 1921.

The Riders are riding their motorcycles to each memorial on or around the 100th anniversary of the officers’ and soldiers’ passing to conduct a memorial service and place a bespoke poppy cross. The Riders are paying all their own personal expenses. This £60 gift voucher from Huntingdonshire District Council will help with project admin costs and be used to buy printer cartridges. The team thanked the chairman for the generous donation.

Details of the project can be found on the Cambs 876 Remembered website.