Two forgotten heroes now remembered on memorial

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The names of two men who died in The Great War and World War Two have been added to the panels around the War Memorial in Chorley’s Astley Park.

Relatives of Seth Hargreaves and Eric Wright contacted the Chorley Remembers project asking for the names of their loved ones to be included.

After research by project manager Steve Williams, Chorley Council added them to the memorial in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Private Seth Hargreaves served in the 10th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancs Regiment and was killed near Bazentin-le-Petit, on the Somme battlefield, on August 11, 1916.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

Sergeant Eric Wright joined the RAF in October 1941 and served as an air gunner on Halifax bombers, being shot down over the Netherlands on June 12, 1943.

He is buried in Terschelling cemetery, located on one of the Wadden Islands off the Dutch coast.

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle said: “It was brought to our attention there were two names that didn’t appear on the war memorial that should be there.

“We are delighted we were alerted to them and we have now included the names.”

He added: “It’s important that everyone who serves on our behalf is recognised in this way and we encourage people to contact us and let us

know.”