Bovey names roads after fallen heroes

Laura White
Laura White

The Dartmoor town of Bovey Tracey has named a number of roads on a new housing estate after some of the town’s soldiers who died during the First World War.

The housing estate was being built a hundred years after the Great War so it was felt naming roads on the estate would be a fitting tribute to the men who died.

A naming ceremony took place recently with many families and people with family ties to the fallen soldiers taking part, and there was an unveiling of a new memorial stone near a small park. Road names like Gilley Close, Mountford Drive and Heath Walk will help those men to be remembered.

Dozens of men from the town went off to fight during the Great War and the names of the fallen can be seen on the Bovey Tracey War Memorial.

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