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Still time to get your copy of These Were Our Sons in time for Remembrance Sunday

These Were Our Sons book coverIn 1922 the names of 574 local men who perished in the First World War were carved into the panels of Stockwell’s War Memorial.

Who were they?

They included jack-the-lads, fraudsters and underage volunteers, as well as seasoned soldiers, steady family men and hardworking artisans. They were bank clerks, printers, prison officers, railwaymen, barmen and plumbers, Christian and Jew, volunteer and conscript, young and old, brothers, fathers and sons. Their stories and in some cases their secrets are told through family letters, personal accounts and official records in These Were Our Sons: Stories from Stockwell War Memorial.

Over 240 pages of text with information on how to research WW1 servicemen and an introduction about the clock tower.

£8.99 plus £2.75 postage and packing (UK orders).

Copies are still available – order yours now from www.elefantbooks.com in time for Remembrance Sunday. For a short time only, copies will be sent out first class at no extra cost.

£3 from each copy sale is donated to the Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens.

Disclosure: Naomi Lourie Klein, the author of These Were Our Sons, also owns Stockwell News and is the Chairman of Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens.

Additional information: This year’s Remembrance ceremony at Stockwell is on Sunday 9 November. Start to gather at the Memorial at 10.45 for 11am.