'silent soldier' introduced next to Burnham-On-Sea war
life-size outline of a British First World War soldier has been
introduced next to Burnham-On-Sea's War Memorial to mark 100 years
since the end of the war.
November marks the centenary of the end to the Great War that killed
more than 10 million people and re-routed the course of history.
outlines of British First World War soldiers, known as Tommies,
are being installed across the UK as part of the 'There But Not
Royal British Legion in Surrey came up with the idea of the 'silent
soldier' and has invited others to join them and 'sponsor' a Silent
soldier outside Burnham-On-Sea's War Memorial Hospital has been
sponsored by the RBL branch here in Burnham.
'silent soldier' is a tribute to the huge sacrifice that was made
by so many during those war years," says Bernard Spilsbury,
Chairman of the Friends of Burnham Hospital.
has also appeared at Berrow, but should any business, organisation
or person wish to sponsor one or require any information, get in
touch with Burnham-On-Sea Royal British Legion on 01278 238723.