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The Churches of St Austin's, Wakefield, Est. 1828 & English Martyrs, Wakefield, Est. 1932

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The First World War and those who came home

The First World War‚Äč - plans are now being made to commemorate and celebrate the centenary end of the First World War in November 2018.  We have a great deal of information on the 86 soldiers named on St Austin's War Memorial who lost their lives in this War, but we would now like to have some information about those who were willing to make the same sacrifice but were fortuate enough to return home.  If there are any descendents of men who fought in the First World War and were members of St Austin's Parish [the only Catholic parish in Wakefield at that time] we would very much like to know their stories.  Any information received will be included in the service to be held in St Austin's Church on Saturday 10 November at 7 30 pm.  We would be delighted to receive this via the parish email address or telephone number.  Many thanks - The Great War Centenary Committee