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MEP visits two 'Thankful Villages' in Hereford to honour the brave

MEP visits two 'Thankful Villages' in Hereford to honour the brave

UKIP MEP James Carver, who lives on the outskirts of Ledbury, has visited two Herefordshire villages where thankfully, every man returned home after fighting in the First World War.

The West Midlands MEP, whose grandfather served in the conflict as a Private in the West Yorkshire & Border Regiments, visited two ´thankful villages´ last Thursday.

Mr Carver, a former Reservist, traveled to Middleton-on-the-Hill and Knill - two villages among a handful across the country where every serviceman returned home from WWI.

He said: "With so much misery and upset associated with WWI I wanted to take this opportunity to concentrate on one of the positive stories and pay my own respects and well as offering thanks for the safe return in two local villages.

"However, we must also remember that so many of those who returned from the conflict, lived with the consequences of that terrible war for the rest of their lives.

"My grandfather was one of those fortunate to come back. We should never forgot those who have served, or are indeed, currently serving in the Armed Forces - they are a credit to our nation."

Mr Carver was joined by Nigel Ely from Herefordshire, who served with both the Parachute Regiment and Special Air Service, in a number of conflicts ranging from the Falklands War to the Middle East.


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