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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Remembrance Sunday: Harlow

Harlow Council house developments named after soldiers

Commemorating local people in street names is a very appropriate way to mark the local history of a community.

In Harlow, 18 new council homes are nearing completion.  It has been announced that the development on Momples Road will be named "Foster Court" in memory of Private Robert Foster.

Private Robert Foster, who served under the 1st Battalion, was remembered at the Royal Anglian Regiment parade, when is exercised the freedom of the town on 22 October. Private Foster, otherwise known as Robert "Fozzy Frog" Foster, was tragically killed in Afghanistan in August 2007.

The Council also announced that the development in the Hill in Old Harlow will be named “Riley Mews" in memory of the Riley brothers, Thomas, Cyril and Francis, who were all from Harlow and lost their lives serving in the First World War.

Private Thomas William Riley served for the 1st and 4th Battalions of the Essex Regiment and died in September 1915. Private Cyril Riley served for the 5th battalion of the East Kent Regiment and died in May 1916. Corporal Francis Arthur Riley died in February 1917 serving with the 8th Battalion of The Bedfordshire Regiment. He formerly served with The Essex Regiment.

On this Remembrance Sunday we pause and remember. 

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