Wednesday 12 November 2014

Peter Roughley DCM update

Since publishing the story of Peter Roughley last year, a number of people have contacted me with comments, some have expressed how interesting the story is, others have shed a tear as it touched their hearts. Another person, Anthony, contacted me with newspaper clippings from the Liverpool Express telling initially of Peters award and sadly a few months later, a report of his death.

24 October 1916

9 June 1917
Anthony also sent photographs of the war memorial in Our Lady of Reconciliation de la Salette church in Eldon Street.
The War Memorial
Peter's name on the Memorial

Since writing the story many years ago, we finally did get to see and hold Peter's medal.

You can read about Peter and others named on the memorial on Anthony's website Our Lady of Reconciliation War Memorial